Antjiesfontein

Antjiesfontein has a rich South African history. Migrant farmers (trekboere) used the land a refuge in times of drought in the late 1700’s due to the unique water-rich topography of the land and the pertinacity of the fountain that gave the farm its name. To this day, some of the stone cottages’ ruins of that period are still visible on the farm and the surrounding district.

 

During the Anglo-Boer War (1899- 1903) the Boer Republic’s guerrilla commandos found shelter in the remote ravines and rivers of Antjiesfontein. Many successful attacks against the railway line at Leeu-Gamka and beyond were launched. A number of farm graveyards can be found on the farm, showcasing the history of the farm and the lifestyle of its inhabitants during that time period.