The town of Graskop is perched on a spur of the Mauchsberg at an altitude of 1,493 meters and dates way back to 1837, when Andries Potgieter passed through with the Great Trek of the Voortrekkers in search of greener pastures in the north. In his memoirs he mentions leaving the woman folk in the area known as Graskop ("grassy peak") while he went down the escarpment in search of an ox wagon route to Delagoa Bay (now Maputo in Mozambique).

 

Graskop is also famous for Jock of the Bushveld which dates back to between 1885 and 1887. 

 

Reference:

  1. Graskop.co.za

 

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Jock of the Bushveld

Written by Super User  /  Published: Friday, 18 March 2016

Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir James Percy FitzPatrick. The book tells of FitzPatrick's travels with his dog, Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, during the 1880s, when he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider in the Bushveld region of the Transvaal (then the South African Republic).

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