Jun 22, 2011
Take a Tour and Amble Around Bathurst
With a town that has so many heritages it is almost impossible to get through them all on just any weekend. So whilst you set up camp at The Green Fountain Farm Resort get your meandering shoes on and take a tour through History. Here are a few things to do to fill up your weekend:
Stumble into this Ceramic creative house, where you will find mugs, vases, jugs, platters and bowls of all sizes. All products are fired in glazes and slips of the artist’s own formulation. There are original designs in which quality and craft merge. It is open 7 days a week in season and 6 days out of season.
Elizabeth’s Herb Nursery
What is a Sunday roam without a stop at the nursery? Here you can browse through a large range of herbs and indigenous plants. For something that will last the trip home, holidaymakers, can pick and choose from a range of pickles, jams and herbal products available at the Gift Shop.
Lindy’s Second hand bookshop
For something to read on a lazy afternoon stop in and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Bathurst’s very own Charles Dickens style library. A genuine host of treasures for book lovers.
Sunday’s Farmer’s Market
At Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Nursery every Sunday 9:30 to 12:20, pop in and experience a Bathurst tradition. Here you’ll find fresh produce, jams, cheese and of course, crafts of every nature.
The Horseshoe Bend and Water’s Meeting Reserve
Sundowners are not complete without a view. Discover an outstanding scene of bush-covered valleys where the Kowie River loops in a horseshoe. And just 3 kms down a steep winding road you will find a picnic spot where you can relax under the trees at the waters edge or jump in a Canoe to explore from a different angle.
St John’s Anglican Church
This is the oldest unaltered Anglican Church in South Africa. A sanctuary in the Frontier Wars of 1834, 1846 and 1851 for hundreds of Settlers. Pop in to say you’ve been there.
Bathurst Agricultural Museum
There is something of interest for everyone as the collection ranges from ox-wagons, horse drawn vehicles, agricultural implements and tractors, steam engines, dairy and household utensils, veterinary equipment, ostrich incubators to name but a few of the exciting exhibits the Museum has to offer.
It is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 3 – 4pm or by appointment.
For a bit of history visit the spot where the 1820 British Settlers locations were surveyed. Fifty-Seven bronze plaques record the details of the settlements. The stones in the wall are taken from ruins of original Settler homes. On a clear day you can see from The Great Fish River to Kwaaihoek.