When Mzilikazi and his followers left Zululand in 1825, they settled for a time at Bloukop, a village not far from the present-day town of Morgenzon. They later crossed the Limpopo to settle in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. The village of Morgenzon (“Morning Sun”), about 47 km south-east of Ermelo, was founded in 1912 on a farm of the same name. Local inhabitants have their own name for this small town; they call it “Sivukile” (we stand up).

Adventure And Sport

Angling and water-sport: The Vaal River and the Grootdraai Dam offer excellent angling and water-sport facilities.

Game viewing and hunting: Several farms in the area have hunting and game-viewing facilities. The hunting season runs from 1 May to 31 July each year and these regulations are strictly enforced.

Golf: Visitors can test their golfing skills on a nine-hole golf course on the banks of the Osspruit.

History And Architecture

Marnico Hotel: This historic old sandstone building was erected in 1912.

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