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Bothaville Attractions

BOTHAVILLE ATTRACTIONS

HISTORY



Dutch Reformed Church
The imposing sandstone church was erected in 1918, was designed by Gerhard Moerdyk, the architect who designed the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. The beautiful sandstone vicarage was built in 1898.

 

Rider Memorial
A marble Anglo-Boer War memorial, the Rider Memorial, is situated in front of the Dutch Reformed Church.

 

Historic Police Station
The oldest building in town, a three-room sandstone building in President Street, was erected in 1894 to serve as a police station and prison. It now serves as the town’s museum.

 

The Town Hall
This lovely old building is a structure well worth preserving.

 

Doornkraal Battlefield and Monument
The Doornkraal Battlefield near Bothaville was the site of a surprise attack on General Christian de Wet and his men on 6 November 1900. Although De Wet escaped, the other members of his commando made a brave stand and fought to the bitter end. De Wet’s escape led to a determined effort by the British to capture him and became known as the second drive on de Wet.The Monument erected at the battlefield site honours the 131 Boers who died in the attack.

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