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The Groot Kerk or Fourth Kerk was designed along the lines of Salisbury Cathedral in UK and designed by Charles Freeman along Victorian-Gothic lines, and built by Grant and Downie at a cost of 18000 pounds. The building can seat 1500 people and the spire is 45.72m high.

    [caption id="attachment_16248" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lord Milner Hotel[/caption] With thanks to the Lord Milner Hotel. Matjiesfontein was founded in 1884 by the Scottish railway man, James Douglas Logan. The village established itself as a fashionable Victorian health spa, and is now well known for its splendid historical buildings...

  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.