For my birthday I got "The Illustrated At the Fireside, True South African Stories. by Roger Webster" from a good friend.
I got this extract relating to Botshabelo that I want to share.
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."
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SNAKES AND NASTIES BEFORE REMOVING ROCKS.
First to find honors on their first cache go to colinaly