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Offline Trygve Roberts

Rietfontein - a fortified farmhouse
« on: August 14, 2020, 04:58:27 pm »

Its news time again! This week we are checking out the frontier town of Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape. A biker, Danie Malan sent in the fascinating history of the family farm he grew up at - Rietfontein. It was built as a fortified house, replete with gun ports, dungeons and heavy doors able to withstand attacks. Our forefathers had it tough!

We also take a drive through the nearby Mpofu Nature Reserve and ascend the Blinkwater Pass - famous for the many fossil finds by Thomas Bain's father, Andrew Geddes Bain.

As always its open till next week Wednesday. Here is your link:

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