For my birthday I got "The Illustrated At the Fireside, True
South African Stories. by Roger Webster" from a good
I got this extract relating to Botshabelo that I want to
The cache is a plastic 2L and is located within easy walking
distance from the car-park. It is hidden under a big rock, with all
exposed openings covered with smaller rocks, so when you replace
the cache, please do the same. You can use your car to drive to
within a few meters of the cache, but I would not encourage this,
as ground-clearance might be a problem. So park you car, haul out
the picnic basket and relax. Four hiking trails are available but
are rather strenuous, the longest being 12km. Enjoy!
"At a place called Botshabelo, 'The Place of Refuge', a band of
Pedi Christian converts, under the leadership of Reverend Alexander
Merensky, had built a mision station. By late 1870, Botshabelo
boasted 1600 inhabitants, a mill, a store, a wagon-building shop
and the largest school in the Transvaal at the time. At the heart
of the settlement was the church - built by the converts from
stone, brick and thatch.
Today, a number of these structures still stand - the church, the
mission and Fort Merensky."
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SNAKES AND NASTIES BEFORE REMOVING
First to find honors on
their first cache go to