Laurens van der Post Memorial Garden

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Where? Voortrekker Street, Philippolis, Free State

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Laurens van der Post was born in Philippolis in 1906 as the 13th of 15 children. He went on to lead an extraordinary and eventful life; becoming a mentor to the Prince of Wales (and godfather to one of his sons), a friend of Carl Gustav Jung and was known to the Bushmen as ‘the white Bushman’.

The concept of the memorial garden is that life is a journey and various aspects of the design of the garden symbolise van der Posts belief in this. There are also symbols of the different stages of his life and where it led him.

The memorial centre also houses a museum room where his books are displayed.

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