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THE HERMAN CHARLES BOSMAN LIVING MUSEUM



Address:

1A Hendrik Potgieter St, Groot Marico, 2850


Phone: 083 272 2958


The Herman Charles Bosman Living Museum near Groot Marico is an exact replica of the school at which the famous writer taught in 1926.


Herman Charles Bosman was a teacher in 1926 at the Heimweeberg School in the Marico area. As a result of his time in the Marico, some of the best short stories in South African literature were crafted. His stories captured the atmosphere and the essence of the Western Transvaal Boers. Many people know about Marico through Bosman's stories.


One of Bosman’s books, "Mafikeng Road", has been continuously in print since first published in 1947.  Herman Charles Bosman was born in 1905 and died of a heart attack in 1951.   


OLD WAGON ROAD – GROOT MARICO TO LICHTENBURG



Contact Person:

          Stephan Botha

Email:

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS   25.384815 S

          26.245164 E


This stone work on this old bridge where the ancient wagon road crosses a stream has been preserved and the road has been re-opened as a farm road.

ANGLO-BOER WAR – BOER SOLDIER’S GRAVE



Contact Person:

          Stephan Botha

Email:

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS: 25.395726 S,            26.320419 E



Boer soldier killed during attack on Selons River


WONDERFONTEIN ANGLO-BOER WAR GRAVEYARD


Contact Person:

          Stephan Botha

Email:  

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS:  25.351071 S           26.240802 E


Grave of British Soldiers from the Anglo-Boer War. Most were slain during the Battle of Renosterfontein where the Bosveld Dam is today.

Sites to see in the Marico

Not only is the Marico home to some of the most wonderful natural sites to visit and explore, but it is also home to a number of historically and culturally significant sites that can be enjoyed.


MARICO EYE



The Marico river is one of the few perennial rivers in this part of the country. The eye is a fountain (17 metres deep!) with the purest and cleanest water that you have ever seen. It is a favourite spot for Scuba diving and camping.


MARICO DAM :


It is also known as Riekertsdam. This dam forms part of an irrigation scheme which provides farmers with water during the dry seasons. This dam is also used extensively for water sports like fishing, skiing, sailing etc. There is a well equipped caravan and camping park right next to the dam.


OLD CLOCK


Contact Person:

         Stephan Botha

Email:  

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS: 25.323015 S,      26.043261 E


A section of a Monument Complex which commemorates those who were slain during the Anglo-Boer Wars, Bush Wars as well as AH Potgieter on Zeerust.


BUSH WAR FATALITIES


Contact Person:

         Stephan Botha

Email:

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS:  25.323015 S,           26.043261 E


Monument to Commemorate those lost to the Bush War from the Marico Area


MONUMENT TO ANDRIES HENDRIK POTGIETER


Contact Person:

         Stephan Botha

Email:

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS: 25.323015 S,          26.043261 E


Monument built to commemorate Andries Hendrick Potgieter


BUST OF ANDRIES HENDRIK POTGIETER


Contact Person:

          Stephan Botha

Email:

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS:  25.323015 S,           26.043261 E



Bust built to commemorate Andries Hendrick Potgieter


ZEERUST BURGER MONUMENT


Contact Person:

            Stephan Botha

Email:  

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS:   25.323015 S,            26.043261 E


Monument built to commemorate members of the Marico Commando killed during the Anglo-Boer War


KLEINFONTEIN BATTLE MONUMENT


Contact Person:

          Stephan Botha

Email:

  gsbotha@absamail.co.za

GPS:  25.360706 S,           26.204510 E


Monument built on the Kleinfontein/ Driefontein battlefield. The battle took place on the October 24th 1901.

A large number of historical sites and examples of tangible cultural heritage can be found in the MBR. De Jager and Kuijers (1987), commissioned by the Stigting Simon van der Stel (predecessor to Heritage SA), recorded heritage sites in the Western Transvaal in the late 1980s. They focussed on those sites which are of special importance to the Afrikaans community. Below are the sites that they identified plus a few others that are listed according to the types of tangible heritage as classified in section 3(2) of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA), act no. 25 of 1999:


PLACES, BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT OF CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE


Battlefields


Farmhouses, farmsteads and outbuildings


Mills and water wheels


Monuments and memorials


Museums


Other buildings


Sites


HISTORICAL SETTLEMENTS AND TOWNSCAPES;

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