Accommodation in Chrissiemeer, Grass & Wetlands
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Situated in the very heart of South Africa’s shimmering lake district is the historic town of Chrissiesmeer, otherwise known as Lake Chrissie. Lake Chrissie, is the largest freshwater lake in South Africa.
It is said that the Chrissiesmeer area was first inhabited by the San thousands of years ago. The San left and abundance of fascinating rock paintings and engravings on the walls of their shelters leaving behind evidence of their presence. However, it is the more recent Tlou-tle who inspire the most well known legends. It is said that the Tlou-tle settled here approximately 1 500 years ago and, instead of building the more traditional stone walled refuges, they decided to built enormous floating villages on the large glistening lakes. This phenomenal and rather brilliant idea allowed the people in times of war to float entire villages to the safe centre of their lakes. In addition, it enabled fi... [continued]