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Boerbone

Na die wintertuin se karige offerhande begin 'n mens verlang na die somertuin se oordaad: rooiryp tamaties van die bos af, 'n lekker kooksel vars groenbone, of 'n eiervrug of twee. Maar terwyl jou somerverlange soos 'n ongevraagde belustigheid gegroei het, het 'n ewe ongevraagde lekkerte skielik in die vroeë lente uitgedy: boerbone.

Dié lentegeskenk is onbekend en onbemind, maar in dieselfde smaakliga as aspersies, ertjies en preie.

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About De Rust
The first owner of the farm De Rust was Marthinus Bekker. He was a transport driver and lived here from 1812. Petrus Johannes Meiring, who came from Worcester, was the charge-hand for Bekker. Meiring subsequently married Bekker’s widow and in 1832 became owner of De Rust and other farms in the vicinity. He was a very precise and innovative man and was responsible for creating the first footpath through Meiringspoort. When he died, his 2 brothers-in-law hired the farm and in 1899 the land surveyor, Adley, divided the farm into plots, which were sold and thus established the village of De Rust.

Interesting...

• Our neighbouring Stompdrift Dam, with a shoreline of 26kms, it is the largest dam in the Klein Karoo.
• One of the most primitive beetle species in the world, Colophon berrisfordi
is found in the higher peaks in Meiringspoort. It is endemic here.
• Pelargonium Zonale was collected in 1689 by Hendrik Oldenland and exported to Europe, where they were cultivated during 1710 by the Duchess of Beaufort. They are one of the parents of the geraniums found in Europe nowadays.
• To mark the official opening of the Meiringspoort road on March 3 1858, twelve loaded ox-wagons ferried the first wool to be exported from the Groot Karoo to Mossel Bay.
In 1874, the first wool washing plant in South Africa, was built at Klaarstroom, by George Wallis for a Canadian businessman, Percy Alport.
• In 1925, while on an official tour to South Africa, the Prince of Wales visited Meiringspoort and was so impressed by the area that he brought his wife and two young daughters back here in 1947. Then, while on a visit to the farm Riet Valley, the queen (later the queen mother) had the privilege of clipping ostrich feathers. Pictures of this historical event are on view at the Mons Ruber wine tasting centre, on the farm.
• The largest tree in Meiringspoort is a Cape White wood with a height of 30 metres and a trunk diameter of 1 metre. The wood from these trees was used to make brake blocks for wagons.

2DOORN EQUINE

Pret met perde! Ontdek die plesier van perde met onskundige span. Alles way jy nog altyd op 'n perd wou doen, op onse geharde Kaapse Ryperde (afstammelinge van die Oorspronklike Boerperd).

Hulle is bekend vir uitstekende temperament, veelsydigheid, ryvermoë en vasvoetigheid.

• Perdrykursusse & poniekampe vir jonk en oud.

• Afrigting van jong perde & probleemperde (alle rasse).

• Perdryritte op pragtige roetes.

• Verkoop van geleerde perde.


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