Groot Marico (means Big Marico) is a little town in the North-West Province in the Republic of South Africa.  Nearest towns are Zeerust or Swartruggens.   The town is named after the Groot-Marico river, and has nothing to do with the size of the town!  When you enter the area, you will experience real bushveld, quietness, peace, nature.   In spite of the small town, there is so much not to be missed.  Don't pass Groot Marico without a stop! 




Wag-'n-Biekie Sportsbar and Restaurant.  Don't leave our town without visiting Wag-'n-Biekie ("Wait-a-bit").  Wag-'n-Biekie is interesting, arty, with a wonderful menu and great service.  Lafras is the owner and a great friend to everybody.  Contact them on 0715831257.

Wapad Cafe and Bakery is known for their daily fresh, hot, "out of the oven" breadSundays, after church,  their speciality:  freshly baked Chelsea buns.  Don't miss this one!

Joseph se Winkel.  Joseph's shop is our local Spar.  You will get almost everything at quite a reasonable price.  It's worth dropping by, an unique shopping experience awaits you! 

Tino won't ever pass the Marico Bosveld Slaghuis without buying biltong and "droe wors".  He loves it!  At our butcher you will get good quality meat at an even better price. You can contact them and pre-order meat, awaiting for you to be picked up frozen and packed.  Phone Annalize on 0827274011 or Amanda at 0787802278.

Cafe Verre.   Ed, the friendly owner of Cafe Verre, can teach you all the skills of mosaic and glass work.  He is also a great source of information on Groot Marico, its people, activities and places of interest.  Ed also has an art gallery on the premises.  Be sure to pay him a visit!

The Old Mule Cart, our curio shop:  The place to buy gifts and curios, created and produced by the local people such as jam, beads, plants, art!   Don't pass The Mule Cart. 


  Marico Moon Cafe is our local coffee shop.  Here we relax, talk and enjoy each other's company.  In Marico Moon Cafe you will experience Marico's people on street level.


Pandora is our local hobby and handicraft shop.  Here you will find all kinds of biscuits, needlework, wool, buttons, books en plenty more.  


Above Pandora's you will find Cool Hog Corner, with the most beautifull and interesting articles.  Don't miss out on this.


Huizemark Properties/Eiendomme is you one-stop help for buying or selling a property.  Contact Tillie Verster at 0826024097.


Dr Myburgh is available on Saturdays between 9:00 and 15:00.






Marico-Bosveld Dam is located about 14 km from Groot Marico.  The dam was established in 1933.  Fishermen is fond of our dam!






Marico Oog (means Marico Eye) is a natural spring close to the town Groot Marico.  "Die Oog" is popular and known for its crystal clear water and water lilies growing in abundance.   Divers say that the water is so clear,  one can see the full moon from underwater on a night dive.  One enters the water from a deck surrounded by reeds, and dives between the lilly fronds to the centre of the Die Oog, situated at a depth of about 14 metres.  Die Oog gives you the idea of  a  water nymphs playground, with the sun shining underwater through the curling roots of the lilies and soft moss growing on the bottom.  One comment:  God must indeed have been in a good mood when He created Marico Oog.


  For any other addisional information on Marico and  attractions in and around Marico,

  contact the INFORMATION centre at 0832722958.


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