Travel Recommendations

  Jacobsdal is a small farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. The town was laid out in 1859 by Christoffel Jacobs on his farm Kalkfontein.

[caption id="attachment_16210" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Vredefort Dome Information Centre.[/caption] A worthy trip is to Vredefort in the Northern Free State, near Parys. Vredefort has a grand NGK Kerk dating to 1883. Driving the area one will discover ruins of old farmhouses, a great photographic opportunity, and then of course a visit to the Vredefort Dome Information Centre.

The Pretoria CBD is filled with heritage. The church square is surrounded with old Colonial buildings with differing architectural styles, including the Flemish influence introduced by the Dutch Settlers.

Arathusa Game Reserve is a private reserve based in the Sabi Sand Reserve and alongside the Kruger National Park. The fences are down so this reserve has the Big Five and leopards are an almost assured sighting. The acccomodation is luxury and the lodge provides...

  'The original Magoebaskloof Hotel was built in 1937, located on Magoebaskloof Road, between Polokwane and Tzaneen in the Haenertsburg region. An unspoilt setting was chosen for the hotel’s location with glorious views extending to Duivelskloof, Modjadji and beyond. The hotel was built among indigenous bush and trees. The Magoebaskloof was built by Archie and Eileen Rankin.( Ref: Hotel website) The hotel is named after King Magobawho was murdered in 1895 by warriors under the leadership of Boer, Abel Erasmus. The hotel has expansive views over the surrounding mountains. It is also close to the historic village of Haenertsberg where one of the old Long Tom guns belonging to the Boers can be found.

[caption id="attachment_16152" align="aligncenter" width="506"] NGK Church 1888 - Foundation stone laid by Gen. Piet Joubert.[/caption] Carolina was originally an outspan started by Cornelius Coetzee in 1885 and named after his wife Carolina. The establishment of Carolina coincided with the gold rush centred around Barberton.