1. HUT CAVE
An important archaeological site situated on the farm Kleinfontein. A system of
caves or caverns, known as Lepalong or the hut cave was the home of the displaced
Kwena people who fled southwards from Mzilikazi. The caverns were occupied between
1827 and 1836, and the record of that occupation is preserved in the substantial
remains of what must have been a complete underground village- over 70 stone and
daub huts were build by the Kwena people in the cavern.
2. TLOKWE RUINS
Of all the old Iron Age Settlements in the Merafong Area, the Tlokwe Ruins are the
most accessible as they are situated on the Losberg Hiking Trail. An Explanatory
Trail, rocks and trees are marked for the information of the visitor. If you are
interested in this peaceful hiking trail on the Losberg Mountain contact:
The Waenhuis Guest House on .
Arrangements can also be made for camping facilities.
3. HISTORIC SCHOOL AND VOORTREKKER FORT
Situated on the farm Elandsfontein west of Fochville, is the former Elandsfontein
Primary School. The School was started in 1903 in a single room building, later
extended to four classrooms, and office and house for the headmaster, a library
and a hall. The house is still being occupied by the caretaker. The school is presently
utilized as a youth camping facility.
On the same farm is also the ruins of a Voortrekker Fort. The National Monuments
Commission has erected a commemorative tablet with the following inscription:
"This fort was build by the Voortrekkers under Comdt-Gen A. M. Potgieter in 1842
and had to serve as protection for their families with the view of possible departure
of a Commando against the British troops from Natal."
4. RUINS OF MATABELE SETTLEMENT
There are numerous ruins of old Matabele settlements in the area and corbal huts
still exist in some places. These are the only examples of complete corbal houses
in South Africa. Corbal houses are build solely from rock, without a binding agent
such as mud or cement. One of these huts are believed to have been the home of the
King of the Matebeles, before they moved, possibly forming part of the lost city
Mosega. Archaeological Research and Survey of the area is being planned.
5. JACHTFONTEIN FARM
Field-cornet J. T. Martins build a church on the farm Jachtfontein in 1861. The
church was burnt down by British Troops during the Anglo Boer War. It was later
restored and taken into use again on 6 April 1905, and also served as a school.
On the farm is also the graves of children who died in the flu epidemic of 1918,
near the church.
During 1938 a centenary ox-wagon trek was held which culminated in the opening of
the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. The centenary ox-wagon trek followed the routes
of the Voortrekker leaders. One of the ox-wagons which participated in the centenary
trek, the Magrieta Prinsloo wagon's spoor was captured in a cement slab, which can
be seen on the farm.
6. KLEIN LOSBERG VOORTREKKER FORT
On top of the Hill known as Klein Losberg the remains of a Voortrekker Fort can
be seen. The ruins of the house occupied by Voortrekker Leader Andries Pretoruis
can also be seen at the foot of Klein Losberg.