At the historic farm Nooitgedacht, on the banks of the Vaal River 20 km from Potchefstroom in the well-known Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, you can wake up to the call of the Fish eagle and really find peace away from the city rush to enjoy the beautiful African nature.
GP and Hesmé Schoeman are the proud owners of this beautiful family farm that has belonged to the Schoeman family since 1856. Some of the original buildings survived the test of time and the war of 1899 to 1902, when nearly every building in the old Transvaal and Free State was burned down. Evidence of the war can be seen in the cellar, where shrapnel damaged the ceiling and roof. The foundations of the old house that was burned down by the British troops can also be seen. The old waenhuis is one of the oldest buildings, if not the oldest, in the region and dates from the early pioneer time, and the original klipkraal, landmuur and cemetery can also be seen.
There are ruins of Iron Age kraals as well as the Amazon mine, where gold was mined from 1886. The farm is well-known for superb yellow-fish waters. To catch this indigenous fish on a fly is an experience every enthusiast must enjoy. There are also hiking routes on the farm, as well as ideal routes for jogging and mountain biking. Other activities nearby include game-viewing and river rafting.
- no smoking in units
- only catch and release fishing
- no pets
- no motorcycles or quad bikes
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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling