Explore Fascinating History
If you enjoy learning about the past, our historic cultural walk is guaranteed to deliver some interesting insights.
Starts at the Historic Botrivier Station and follows the gravel road into the village, where the locals will share experiences at various historic sites. Refreshment tables will be available along the road.
Botrivier is rich in cultural historical stories and sites. The 2nd world war has brought German and Italian prisoners to our village. They worked on Rooiheuwel as prisoners of war and left after the war but not before leaving many children behind. The mothers being the beautiful young ladies from Botrivier. From there one of the popular surnames – Hess.
Mr Andrew Carelse who died 5 years ago is a legend. Every family in Botrivier has a member who was taught by him in one of the churches. He fiercely enforced discipline with his quince lath (lat in afrikaans). His house is one of the sites to be visited by the cultural walkers on 8 September 2018. The hsitoric Botrivier station dates back from the 18th century and served as the entry route of the railway services in the Oververg.
The first police station on the Beaumont Wine Estate will be a stop too. The walkers will be accompanied by a 1958 original Willy’s Army Jeep complete with its renovated weapon. The owner is the interesting fellow Johann Ras and he promises to give tired legs a respite.
Entries: Online entries until Thursday 6 September 2018.
Late registration and number collection: Friday 7 September 2018 from 15h00 until 19h00 in the registration tent at the station. Morning of the race 8 September 2018 from 05h00.
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