Accommodation in Lichtenburg, North West
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|Adem Gaste Gasteplaas||Lichtenburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Scott's Manor Guest House & Conference C||Lichtenburg||Guest House|
A modern public library and an excellent art gallery which is one of the biggest in the country of Southern Africa, housing a valuable collection of paintings by well known South African artists is situated in a wing of the Civic centre.
Paintings of Gregoire Boonzaaier, Irmin Henkel, Irma Stern, Louis Steyn, Walter Battiss, Dirk Meerkotter, F. Claerhout, Bettie Cillier-Barnard, Johannes Meitjies and the sculptor Hennie Potgieter form part of the collection.
UNIQUE BREEDING CENTRE
The area is also ideal for a day trip or a fascinating weekends viewing and a pair of binoculars always comes in handy.
Abundant water in the area creates a paradise for numerous water and other bird species like flamingos, wild duck, coots herons and secretary birds. The Willie Marnewick Birdhide is one of the largest of its kind in the country and it enables enthusiastic bird-watchers to look more closely at the bird-life.
Locally bred animals are supplied too international as well as domestic zoos.
Interested people may become members of the Friends of the Zoo Association.
The breeding centre measuring 6 000 ha. Barbecue facilities have also been provided.
A twice life size statue of General De la Rey mounted on his horse Bokkie. This work of art is the creation of sculptor Hennie Potgieter, who grew up in the Lichtenburg district.
Memories erected during the 1938 Symbolic Ox Wagon trek.
The Afrikaans Language Monument designed by Hennie Potgieter and erected during the 1975 language centenary festival.
The Greeff memorial at Witklip 20 km north east of Lichtenburg in commemoration of the founder of Lichtenburg, H.A. Greeff .
The grave of General De la Rey is in the Lichtenburg centenary with a bronze bust of General De la Rey created by Fanie Eloff.
A small Voortrekker monument is erected on Elandsfontein, General De la Rey's farm, in commemoration of the late Boer leader.
A historical cattle dip on the farm Elandsputte, 20 km north of Lichtenburg was declare a national monument.
The Gruisfontein battle field 24 km east of Lichtenburg, where a monument has been erected in honour of the burghers who fell there.
The old magistrate's building dates from 1895/96.
The home where General De la Rey lived, 3 km west of town, was demolished during the Anglo- Boer War. During 1902 it was rebuilt on the original foundations.
The home of the founder, H.A. Greeff, built in 1875 on Manana 10 km east of Lichtenburg, is still standing.
An old plantation house, home of the pioneer in dry-land farming Col. H du Toit, erected in 1910 south of town is still in use as a dwelling.