Outing to the Rock Engravings at Bosworth Farm, Klerksdorp
Tour guide: Ms Lynette Boardman
Sun, 28/05/2023 - 09:30
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Outing to the Rock Engravings at Bosworth Farm, Klerksdorp
Tour guide: Ms Lynette Boardman
Date: SUNDAY, 28 May 2023
Time: 09:30 for 10:00
Meet at: The Klerksdorp McDonald’s Drive-Thru, c/o Joe Slovo Road (N12) and Central Avenue. From here we will travel in convoy to the Bosworth Stud Farm. More detailed directions are given at the end of the flyer.
Duration: About 2 hours
Charge: Members R85, Non-members R130
Booking: Please contact Anne Raeburn to book, preferably by email: anner@mweb.co.za or if email not available then by SMS/phone: 072 349 6507 during business hours.
Bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes – we will only walk for a short distance, water, hat, sunblock, picnic lunch and folding chairs. There are ablution facilities at the McDonald’s and at Bosworth Farm.
Sharing of vehicles: To avoid congestion of vehicles at the Bosworth Farm and reduce costs, we propose the sharing of vehicles as far as possible.
Information about Bosworth
In 1940, Bosworth was declared one of South Africa’s first National Monuments. At that time, only the rock engravings at Bosworth, Stowlands near Christiana, and the glaciated rock formations at Nooitgedacht near Kimberley, were among the 102 ruins, sites, and buildings, accorded National Monument status. Today, Bosworth is one of South Africa’s twelve Rock Art National Monuments. It is home to over 600 San and Khoekhoen rock engravings. Bosworth’s rock engravings have long been famous and the presence of rock graffiti from the 1880’s at the site confirms this. You will note thousands of stone tools from the Early Middle and Later Stone Age lying between these rock engravings. Such tools are between 500 and 1.5 million years old. Dr Neil Orford is the current owner of the Bosworth Stud Farm.  Neil’s uncle, Dr Herbert John (HJ) Orford purchased Bosworth Farm, shortly after the Anglo Boer War. He was a distinguished surgeon, keen sportsman and equestrian, was one of the first people to introduce flyfishing to the Transvaal.