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In the main street of our town you will find virtually everything one needs to survive: a butchery, bar, general dealer, a post office, a café, a tuisnywerheid and fruit & vegetable shop, a ABSA  ATM and an Art Factory at the Information Centre where information can be obtained regarding accommodation and future events.


The big old house in which the INFORMATION CENTRE is situated, is the original farmhouse on the farm Wonderfontein on which the town was developed. Santa and Egbert will welcome you here with the traditional honey mampoer liqueur. You can support the local craft/arts project and there is also a bookroom to spend time in.


Contact Santa  on 083 272 2958

 or 0145030085

 or info@marico.co.za

 and visit www.marico.co.za.


Visit the eye (origin) of the Marico River. Get directions at the Info Centre.


Many Hands Shop – in the main street. Contact Jolene on 0799558119

 Handmade African style dresses, paintings, craft work.


To visit a Mampoer Farm (Maruntwane) make an appointment with Sarie - phone her on 083 239 6662. Please indicate that you have been referred by the Info Centre. If you book an hour of two before the time, she is also prepared to serve snacks or a light meal. It is an experience!


M&M Mampoer – a mampoer still with character and flavour. It is very near to the dam on the Staatsdrift/Madikwe road. Contact Hetta Nel for an appointment on 082 638 7003 or contact Rina on 083 990 4516. Kindly mention that you have been referred by the Info Centre.  


Visit the H.C. Bosman Living Museum – arrange at the Information Centre for a guide to take you there at R10 per person – it is walking distance from the Main Street and Info Centre.


Andre Smit at Fascination Game Farm offers game drives. Contact him on 0825651402


The Marico Slaghuis will meet your meat requirements and biltong. You can also get creamy Jersey milk and heavenly carrot cake here, as well as the local newspapers and braaiwood. They specialize in homemade salamis, Russians and Vienna’s and don’t forget the braaipap and “egte” (real) boerewors (traditional sausage)  Order with Amanda on 014 503 0025.


Corner Café – Fatima prepares delicious fish & chips and homemade samoosas.


Outpost – the local tuisnywerheid and coffee shop. They also supply meals during the day, beskuit, fresh bread and cakes and lots more. Contact Annelize on 0634118737 to order or for info.


B P Garage - support our local people and fill your tank here at the BP Garage in town.


Bosveldkroeg – Situated between Groot Marico and Zeerust on the N4. Pub with big screen TVs for those important matches – a tea garden and pool table. Contact Johan on 082 496 2695 or 084 821 2268.


The Shed - Here you can get fresh produce, jams, home baked stuff, antiques, plants. Prepare yourself for a worthwhile visit. The owner is Geraldine and her number is 0824263155. It is situated in the main street.


Wag ‘n Biekie – Fully licensed Restaurant and Pub. Take-Aways are available - and enquire about their meals and special programmes. Phone Francois 082 338 5394 for bookings or enquiries.


Thabo Drumming - for healing, teambuilding or just fun. Contact Louis Muir on 082 453 3111 or Jolene on 079 955 8119 to arrange your drumming session in the Groot Marico. Group bookings (minimum 10 people).


Sound Journeys – A relaxing gentle sound ‘massage’ with various acoustical instruments in natural surroundings on the banks of the Marico River. Use your ears to take some of the burden from your eyes. Learn to listen to the sounds of the world. Group bookings (minimum 10 people). Contact Santa on 083 272 2958 / 014 503 0085 or email to info@marico.co.za.


Ghong Bath - a one-on-one or small group sound therapy session – to ease the tension or just for relaxation – Phone Grant on 071 222 6707 for an appointment.


Day tours to suit your requirements can be arranged by the Info Centre – contact Santa at the Groot Marico Information Centre – 014 503 0085 or 083 272 2958. Mampoer and story tours as well as activities for school groups at the Living Museum


Anglo Boer War tour.  Visit the site of the Kleinfontein Battle or the Wonderfontein Graveyard. Tour guide is Hansie Coetzee and contact him on 0826433677.


# 14 Downtown Marico is a restaurant in the main street in town that makes Delicious vegetarian food, smoothies and fresh fruit juices, and sells antiques and secondhand articles. Contact Jen on 0724953983


Twist of Spine   Yoga classes (R30 per class) and Back, Neck and Head Massages (R150) In the main street of Groot Marico. Make an appointment with Jen on 0724953983


Marico Sunset Oasis - Restaurant with liquor license and great menu. 4 km out of Groot Marico on the N4 to Swartruggens. The contact number is 0796767082.


Marico Plaaskombuis - contact 083 272 2958 for bookings.


Herb Garden and Products – Interested to visit a Herb Garden and obtain some of the lovely product. Contact Cathy on 0832784217


Things to do in the Marico

A leisurely meander through Groot Marico

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