Madikwena Game Farm & Crocodile Ranch, is situated only one hour’s drive away from Sun City. The crocodile ranch has 450 breeder crocodiles and 3000 growing crocodiles. Visit the Croc Inn licensed pub & restaurant which overlooks the natural crocodile breeding dam.
The town Groot Marico, situated in the North West Province, is named after the Groot Marico River, one of the few perennial rivers in this area. The town was established by the Voortrekkers in the 1850's and was only proclaimed in 1948. The word Marico is well known because of Herman Charles Bosman's stories of this area .There is no other place I know that is so heavy with atmosphere, so strangely and darkly impregnated with that stuff of life that bears the authentic stamp of South Africa.
The Reader family's existence in the Marico district has been traced as far back as the 1880's, to the days of David Livingstone himself. Marico was then known as the old Transvaal and its neighbours to the north known as Bechuanaland, Rhodesia (Northern) and Nyasaland.Great-grandmother Reader was the first white woman to sign the register at Victoria Falls. Great great-grandfather Reader was a well known big game hunter and tradesman and his playground was Lake Ngami. His adventures are noted in a number of publications by James Chapman Travels in the interior of South Africa.
We are passionate about our history and our heritage and we invite you to come and experience the spirit and hospitality of the Marico firsthand. The Marico region is truly captivating and a perfect escape within a few hours from the city's hustle and bustle.