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Great view

We did a quick stop at the landmark on our way to the Pig and Whistle for lunch. There is some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skippie1973
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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so quiet ....

We visited while renovations were underway - but the views are beautiful and the setting so... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
sarah w
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you enjoy history. The toposcope looks out over all the countryside and points to where the settlers took up residence in the Eastern Cape. A quiet place - rich in history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick stop at the landmark on our way to the Pig and Whistle for lunch. There is some plaques that makes for some interesting reading and we enjoyed the view.More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank skippie1973
GavinCame, Vice Chair, Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting one of our adopted monuments. The small group in the Non-Profit association 'Historic Bathurst' are very proud of the completion of this latest projects. We trust you noticed the extension of the monument to include recognition of the Isixhosa chiefs and...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visited while renovations were underway - but the views are beautiful and the setting so charming with cows and cow herders quietly and slowly roaming the "top of the Bathurst World"

Date of experience: August 2018
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GavinCame, Committee member Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hi Sarah, We are delighted to tell you and other readers that the First phase of the re-development of the Toposcope is now completed, We would really love for you to make a return trip.

Reviewed 28 June 2018

It is most unfortunate that this attraction has been vandalised, with many of the plaques missing or damaged, however the views of the area are beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ljameson2018
GavinCame, Committee member - Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Hi, I am a committee member of Historic Bathurst a NPO which looks after the unmanned monuments in Bathurst. Currently there is a project under way to refurbish the monument. Visit the Historic Bathurst facebook page if you are interested

Reviewed 8 February 2018

The connection of this site to the 1820 British Settlers is so awesome, just a pity that the locals can't keep their hands off the bronze plaques. Wishing the local historical society all the best as I see they are planning to do a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FireflyAfrica
GavinCame, Member of NPO Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your good wishes on our project. We have engaged a number of local service organisations, Lions and Rotary. Hoping to get support for a great upgrade of this wonderful monument. If you would like to make a contribution our bank is FNB...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

An interesting monument about the settlement of the area. Good views of the surrounding region. Pop by only if you're in the area.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank MapleLeafGirl02
GavinCame, Committee member Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We are embarking on our refurbishment of the Toposcope next year, funds permitting

Reviewed 13 October 2017

nice to look around at the surrounds, had my Great Aunt n Uncle living here when i was a boy, so nice to see it still looks pretty much as rural as it was then...reminds me of farm life as a kid:)More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sean H
GavinCame, Committee member "Historic Bathurst" at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our monument in Bathurst. We are a volunteer driven NPO that looks after the heritage in Bathurst. After success with the Bradshaw Mill we are now expending our effort and fund raising to refurbishment of the Toposcope....More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were a party of four and visited this monument. Due to the rain and mist we could not see the view, but the eeriness of the mist made up for it! Unfortunately the plaques are vandalised, but this it gives one an idea of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank subertb
GavinCame, Committee Member Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are a small group who run a Non Profit organisation. We have just completed our first project at the Bradshaws Mill. We would welcome feedback and support for the toposcope project

Reviewed 27 June 2017

A unique and special monument to the village of Bathurst. The circular toposcope is located on a lookout point near village. It was constructed around the original stone beacon from which many 1820 settlers were shown their allotments of land. Inlaid in the toposcope are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Beverly Y
GavinCame, Committee member of Historic Bathurst at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for a wonderful review. The view is fantastic and plans are underway to reinstate the monument and perhaps create more inclusivity

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Although this attraction has been looted and vandalized, it is still worth the visit. It offers a beautiful lookout point and on a sunny day, one has a great view of the surrounding area.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dia_Carstens
GavinCame, Historic Bathurst Committee at The Toposcope, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review, we are in the process of reinstating the monument and looking at ways to secure the site for future generations.

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