Delareyville, Central Region - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Delareyville is named after the famous General Koos De la Rey and was founded in 1913 (after the Anglo-Boer War). The town is situated in the north western corner of the maize triangle, 96 km from Lichtenburg, 82 km from Vryburg and 114 km from Wolmaransstad.
The town is the centre of a rich and progressive farming community. Salt pans, that can be found all over the district, make a major contribution to the salt production of the country.
Agricultural activities in the area is mainly maize, sunflower, sorghum and groundnuts. Cattle and sheep farming is also practiced in the area.
The Dutch Reformed Church in Main Street is a national monument and was designed by Gerhard Moerdyk. The Earth Satellite Station was erected in 1998 to improve telecommunications in southern Africa.
There are facilities for golf, tennis, bowls, rugby, netball and swimming.
The residents number Â± 1600.
There is also an olympic swimming-pool with adjoining caravan park.
Delareyville offers guest house and self-catering accommodation.
Barberspan Nature Reserve
Barberspan is approximately 15 km from town. The dam is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and covers an area of approximately 2,000 ha. It is considered a fishing, boating and birding paradise. The rally club which hosts annual events.
The Henk Joubert Game Reserve
Home to numerous antelope species.
This monument, 25 kilometres out on the Ottosdal road, pays tribute to the burghers who fought and died during the Anglo-Boer War.
About 30 kilometres out of town on the Ottosdal road, there is a monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Boschbult.
Battle of Roodewal
This is a community grave for Boer soldiers and also holds the grave of Commander FJ Potgieter. RixxJewal i> about 10km out of Delareyville. Turn left on the Migdol Road, left at a T-junction and left ogam on theGLmdmui Road. The turn off to the rrumumeni is I cVm on the left.
This is the house where Cieneral Methuen was nursed after the battle of "De Klipdntt. The famous big game hunter van Zyl also used to live here.
It is adjacent to the municipal offices and comprises an effigy of General De la Rey and a Heroes' Acre where a number of persons involved in the battles from the surrounding areas were rebuned.
Dutch Reformed Church
The Mother Church of Delareyville, is situated in Delarey Street and was proclaimed a national monument in 1994. The architect was Gerard Moerdyk
Henk Joubert Game Reserve
The reserve houses several game species such as bleshok, springbok, impala, zebra, ostrich and kudu. It is situated just outside town on the Ottosdal road.
In summer, the pink-coloured salt pan attracts thousands of flamingoes - surely one of the most awe-inspiring attractions in the province.
Accommodation near Delareyville, Central Region
Set in the charming town of Lichtenburg, Scott's Manor Guest House & Conference Venue is 4-star graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is endorsed as "Superior" in the AA Quality Assured Programme. We have 21 rooms and can comfortably accommodate 43 guests with our beautifully decorated, en suite, luxury and superior rooms. All rooms have coffee and tea making facilities ...
Situated in the Marico District of the North West Province of South Africa, Thabana Safari Lodge is a secluded, privately owned luxury safari lodge on 25 000 acres of prime, malaria free bushveld, built in a unique elevated position in the hills overlooking the beautiful Marico Valley. Visitors to Thabana Safari Lodge have the opportunity to view one of the largest variety of game animals to be ...
Things to do near Delareyville, Central Region
Originally named Treurfontein (well of sadness), the name was changed to honour Admiral Gaspard de Coligny, a staunch French Huguenot who was killed in the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew's Day (24 August 1572) in Paris At first sight, Coligny gives the impression of being just another dusty, windswept village - forgotten in the mists of time and bypassed by modern life. In a way it has retained its ...
Delareyville is named after the famous General Koos De la Rey and was founded in 1913 (after the Anglo-Boer War). The town is situated in the north western corner of the maize triangle, 96 km from Lichtenburg, 82 km from Vryburg and 114 km from Wolmaransstad. The town is the centre of a rich and progressive farming community. Salt pans, that can be found all over the district, make a major contribution ...
We invite you to come and experience the spirit and hospitality of the Marico firsthand! This region holds a special appeal and has much to offer. The town Groot-Marico (Big Marico) is named after the Groot Marico River, one of the few perennial rivers in this area. The name has nothing to do with the size of the town, which is very small. Groot-Marico is well known for its beautiful African bushveld ...
is sometimes called 'Wilgedorp' because of the willow trees along the furrows lining the streets. The town was established on the farms Middelbosch and Doornfontein which were presented for this purpose to the Transvaal Republic by Commandant Hendrik Greeff in 1866. The town was the focus of diamond fever between 1925 and 1930 and, while it lasted, there were some 50 000 diggers and 100 000 labourers ...
The original name of the city, Mahikeng, literally means "the place among rocks". The name refers to the volcanic rocks that provided temporary shelter to Stone Age humans in their hunt on animals drinking water in the Molopo River. This name was given to the area in 1852 by early BaRolong chiefs who had settled along the river, near the present day village of Rooigrond, after the upheaval of the "Difequane". ...
The main routes to and from Gauteng (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Vereeniging), the economic centre of South Africa, passes through the town to the neighbouring countries of Namibia and Botswana. Ottosdal is the only place in South Africa where the unique "Wonderstone" or Pyrophyllite, is found and mined. The annual agricultural show in Ottosdal is one of the oldest in the Province. Attractions The ...
In 1928 the settlement was named Roosville in honour of Tielman Roos, member of parliament for Lichtenburg, but the name did not find favour and the original name was restored in 1952. Sannieshof lies in the heart of a large maize producing region. Attractions The Barberspan Dam 30 km west of town, the pan is ecologically important since it is a large body of permanent water in an area of seasonal ...
The town that grew around the parish became known by the abbreviated form of its original name - Coetzee's Rust. Mixed farming and mining of minerals like lead and chrome are the backbone of the economy in this bushveld town. Attractions Kleinfontein Memorial Kaditshwene Village Ruins Zeerust Museum Cultural-history museum with objects from the Marico district Marula Kop An Iron Age settlement ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 28' 0" E / 26° 40' 60" S
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Directions to Delareyville Tourism in Delareyville, Central Region
|Departing: Kimberley Airport|
|Address: Maroela Street, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.8 km / Duration: 3 hours 21 mins|
|1.||Head northwest on Maroela St toward Oliver Rd/N8|
Partial restricted usage road
|2.||Take the 2nd left onto Oliver Rd/N8||4.0 km|
|3.||At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Memorial Rd||0.8 km|
|4.||Turn left onto Du Toitspan Rd||0.8 km|
|5.||Continue onto N12||1.3 km|
|6.||Turn right onto Phakamile Mabija Rd/N12|
Continue to follow N12
|7.||Turn left onto N18||132 km|
|8.||Turn right onto Market St/N14|
Continue to follow N14
|9.||Turn left to stay on N14||78.0 km|
|10.||Turn left onto Generaal Delarey St/N14||0.9 km|
|11.||Turn right onto Buiten St|
Destination will be on the left
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Things to do near Delareyville, Central Region
|Delareyville, Central Region »||Current||Current|
|Sannieshof, Central Region »||28 mins||41.2 km|
|Ottosdal, Central Region »||50 mins||59.7 km|
|Lichtenburg, Central Region »||1 hour 15 mins||99.9 km|
|Coligny, Central Region »||1 hour 12 mins||108 km|
|Mafikeng, Central Region »||1 hour 46 mins||130 km|
|Zeerust, Central Region »||2 hours 19 mins||178 km|
|Groot Marico, Central Region »||2 hours 44 mins||217 km|