Mafikeng, South Africa
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A stop in Mafikeng or place among the rocks is a must for history buffs traveling in the North West. The area's volcanic rocks provided shelter to the SAN bushman more than 8000 years ago, the Khoikhoi migrated through the region roughly 3000 years ago, and the Sotho-Tswana introduced crops and settled the area more than 2000 years ago. Yet the town is noted for the siege lasting 217 days that occurred here at the outset of the second Anglo-Boer War in 1899 and Sol Plaatje, author of the 'The Boer War Diary of Sol T Plaatje: an African at Mafikeng'. The museum and area monuments provide an insight to the area's history both white and black.
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San-speaking hunter and gatherers first occupied Kanon Kopje, located on the southern bank of the Molopo River, roughly 8,000 years ago. The Goshenites launched their attack ...
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Kgotla is the tribal meeting place of Chief Montshoia and has been in continuous use since the 1850s. The site contains a monument to the BaRolong who died in action during t ...
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Mafikeng, North West

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Housed in the ornate Old Town Hall built in 1902, the Mafikeng Museum is an excellent starting point for any historical trip to Mafikeng. Tour the extensive ethnographic and ...
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