Geography and history
Groot Marico is a town located in the Central Region of the North West Province in South Africa. It is situated in the heart of a mixed farming district and has become synonymous with the mythological writings of Herman Charles Bosman. This town was proclaimed in 1948 which started as a Voortrekker settlement in the 1850s.
Bosman has this to say about the area: “There is no other place I know that is so heavy with atmosphere, so strangely and darkly impregnated with that stuff of life that bears the authentic stamp of South Africa”. Groot Marico relies heavily on agriculture, mining and tourism. 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. It is situated in the newly named DR NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT.
Groot Marico has affordable accommodation to suit every tourist's needs. There are many bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, camping sites and retreats available. Please go to our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the area.
Groot Marico is situated in an area that offers many outdoor activities for the whole family. The famous Mampoer Farms are a definite must-see for all visitors. This alcoholic drink is still brewed and served at two farms in the area, M&M Mampoer Farm and The Marico Valley Mampoer Farm.
Other things to do in Groot Marico include:
- Fascination Nature Reserve
- Kortkloof Tswana Village
- Marico Bushveld Dam
- Maswela Tobacco Farm
- Riekertsdam Cave
Groot Marico has a thriving business community thanks to its agricultural and tourism industry. The business owners are very friendly and look forward to meeting new tourists. All the restaurants in the area are budget-friendly and the food is of top quality. Please see our business directory for a full list of businesses in the area.
|Groot Marico Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|