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SSettle in to a genuine South African experience in Groot Marico. It's no wonder that so many of Herman Charles Bosman's tales featured this part of the country. With its enchanting atmosphere and warm hospitality, the Groot Marico offers you a culturally rich holiday that will be both relaxing and entertaining.

The town of Groot Marico in South Africa takes its name from the Groot Marico River, which wends its way through the Marico District in North West province. Here, in a Bushveld setting that is truly African, the attitudes are down-to-earth and the sunsets heavenly.

TThe Groot Marico is renowned as a cultural attraction and is also known as ‘Bosman Country’ for it is here that the famous storyteller, Herman Charles Bosman, set most of his typically South African tales. Included in these are classics such as Willem Prinsloo’s Peach BrandyThe Traitor’s Wife and Peaches Ripening in the Sun.

The town is so laid-back that it seems as if time is a mere construct: a fact attested to by the clock face on the church steeple that has no hands! Groot Marico is one of the only towns in South Africa that still has a manual telephone exchange. While the area is fully automated, the locals decided that they wanted to continue using the manual exchange and so it remains to this day.

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