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
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 -
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.
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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 -
Wag ‘n Biekie – Fully licensed Restaurant and Pub. Take-
Thabo Drumming -
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghong Bath -
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 -
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Herb Garden and Products – Interested to visit a Herb Garden and obtain some of the lovely product. Contact Cathy on 0832784217