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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.

Gold mining in Zimbabwe goes back to the second millenia with traces of gold and stories of mining traced back to Mapungubwe in South africa and to Great Zimbabwe. It is an established fact that the early Zimbabweans traded gold with the Arabic slave traders and then with the early Portuguese settlers in Mozambique in the 1500's.

[caption id="attachment_16126" align="aligncenter" width="413"] Prince Albert - St John's The Baptist , Anglican Church[/caption] Prince Albert, the Karro town at the western side of the Swartberg Mountains, was founded in 1762, on the farm Queekvalleij. Originally named Albertsberg, its name was changed in 1845 to Prince Albert.

In order to escape the control of the British, in 1838 many Boers led by leaders like, Potgieter, Uys, Retief and Maritz, left the Eastern Cape and Western cape and headed into the hinterland of what is now the Transvaal, Free State and Natal.