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Botshabelo series - Fort Merensky

A cache by Brick Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/31/2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of Four caches place here at Botshabelo, PLACE OF REFUGE. The cost for a Day visitor has rocketed to R25pp, but kids still go in for free. I therefore suggest you do make a day out of it. Take a picnic basket and relax.

This stronghold, known as Fort Merensky, was partly erected under the guidance of the missionaries, stationed here at Botshabelo. It is a unique example of Sotho architecture, but also a true Fort. This stronghold differs from mountain strongholds such as those erected by Bantu chiefs like Moshesh and Sekonyela. Chief Sekukuni, who wanted to oppress Christianity, was deterred to attack this stronghold. This stronghold fell into disrepair and the restoration of it started in 1960. The cache itself is a short walk from the Fort as there are normally quite a few visitors to the area. As this is quite a sensitive area, you need not rip apart stone walls. The cache is INSIDE a former dwelling in the far corner under a big flat rock.

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