ZeerustSituated on the banks of the Klein Marico River, the town's history dates back to 1864 where Jasper Coetzee, the owner of the farm Hazenjacht, commissioned Walter Seymore to build a church on the farm.
Situated on the banks of the Klein Marico River, the town's history dates back to 1864 where Jasper Coetzee, the owner of the farm Hazenjacht, commissioned Walter Seymore to build a church on the farm. When he died, his brother in law completed building the church and laid out a town which he called Coetzee-Rust. The name was later abbreviated to Zeerust Close to the quaint, yet rapidly developing town of Zeerust lies the Kaditswene Ruins – the remains of the largest Iron Age stone built city in the southern Africa – in 1820 this city was larger than Cape Town. It was the manufacturing, trading and cultural capital of the Bahurutshe from before 1600 to 1823. The main economic activities include the production of maize, wheat, vegetables, fruit and the mining of andalusite, lead, fluorspar and chrome. The area also has numerous privately owned game and hunting farms.
How to get there
Bloemfontein 463 km, Cape Town 1386 km, Christiana 319 km, Durban 811 km, East London 1008 km, Johannesburg 234 km, Lichtenburg 80 km, Mafikeng 64 km, Pietersburg 504 km, Potchefstroom 205 km, Rustenburg 130 km
Average Temperatures – Summer 19°c – 34°c; Winter 0°c – 15°c
Banks – Absa 3 (ATM's 2), Fnb (ATM), Standard (ATM's 2)
Dams – Klein Maricospoort Dam
Battle of Mosega
Twenty kilometers south of Zeerust, near Sendelingspos, a Voortrekker commando under leadership of Hendrik Potgieter and Gerrit Maritz finally defeated Mzilikazi's Matabele in the Battle of Mosega (17 January 1837), driving them northwards across the Limpopo River into the present day Zimbabwe.
Historical Exhibition Hall – At Zeerust library
Historical War Monuments and Tombstone – At cultural Grounds. War Memorials
Marula Kop – An Iron Age Settlement 50 km north of Zeerust
St John's Anglican Church
Built in 1873, this was the third Anglican church built north of the Vaal. Declared a National Monument
Zeerust Museum - A cultural history museum with objects from the Marico district.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Meaning 'Africa in it's Majesty', Madikwe is a Big Five game reserve, 90 km north of Zeerust and fouth largest (75 000 ha) in South Africa.
Mothware Game Lodge
Kareespruit Game Farm
Melorani Game Lodge
Tshwenyane Game Lodge
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