Groot Marico Tourism
Groot Marico, Central Region - Things to do
OVERVIEW: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 surroundings and the special kind of hospitality of its people. It is the ideal place to come to when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life.
The rustic town of Groot-Marico is a typical North West town, brimming with historical charm and atmosphere. This is also the land of mampoer, a breathtaking strong spirit distilled from fruit.
The Marico district includes rock paintings by early San and Bushmen people and an old watermill (now a national monument) on the farm Naauwpoort. Also in the district, at Mabotsa, is the ruin of the first mission erected by David Livingstone.
Accommodation near Groot Marico, 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 Groot Marico, 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: 26° 25' 0" E / 25° 36' 0" S
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Directions to Groot Marico Tourism in Groot Marico, Central Region
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O R Thambo Airport Road, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 2 hours 35 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Slight left onto the R21 N ramp to City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria||0.4 km|
|3.||Merge onto R21||36.3 km|
|4.||Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane||1.6 km|
|5.||Merge onto N1|
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|6.||Take exit 156 to merge onto N4 toward Rustenburg|
Partial toll road
|7.||Turn left||0.2 km|
|8.||Take the 1st left||0.5 km|
|9.||Turn right||0.3 km|
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Things to do near Groot Marico, Central Region
|Groot Marico, Central Region »||Current||Current|
|Zeerust, Central Region »||26 mins||39.0 km|
|Mafikeng, Central Region »||1 hour 10 mins||104 km|
|Coligny, Central Region »||1 hour 55 mins||108 km|
|Lichtenburg, Central Region »||1 hour 29 mins||120 km|
|Sannieshof, Central Region »||2 hours 14 mins||176 km|
|Ottosdal, Central Region »||2 hours 37 mins||197 km|
|Delareyville, Central Region »||2 hours 42 mins||217 km|