On the banks of the Vaal River, about 25km from Potchefstroom in the well-known Vredefort Dome World Heritage area lies Schoemanshof, a historic farm previously known as Nooitgedacht where you will wake up to the call of the Fish Eagle most mornings, away from the city rush on a typical African farm.
Some of the original buildings survived the test of time and the Boer war of 1899 to 1902, when nearly every building in the old Transvaal and Free state was burned down. Evidence of the war can still 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 lay bare beside the waenhuis. The old "waenhuis" is one of the oldest buildings, if not the oldest, in the region and dates from the early pioneer time. Part of the original "klipkraal", "landmuur" and cemetery can still be seen.
The farm is well known for its superb yellow fish waters. To catch this indigenous fish on a fly, is an experience every enthusiast must enjoy.
They have a hiking route and excellent routes for jogging. Bring your mountain bikes and ride the roads through the beautiful Vredefort Dome. Game viewing, river rafting as well as a lot of other activities are available close by.
A private camp site on the banks of the Vaal River and 14 sleeper, 8 sleeper and 3 sleeper units are available to rent for break aways and holidays.
Bookings can be made at:
TEL: 073 1423 899
INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS: Schoemanshof