Maselspoort

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Maselspoort
Maselspoort is located in Free State (South African province)
Maselspoort
Maselspoort
Maselspoort is located in South Africa
Maselspoort
Maselspoort
Maselspoort is located in Africa
Maselspoort
Maselspoort
 Maselspoort shown within Free State
Coordinates: 29°02′10″S 26°24′09″E / 29.036167°S 26.402567°E / -29.036167; 26.402567Coordinates: 29°02′10″S 26°24′09″E / 29.036167°S 26.402567°E / -29.036167; 26.402567
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Municipality Mangaung

Maselspoort is a town in Mangaung in the Free State province of South Africa.

Maselspoort is situated on the banks of the Modder River, 23 km (14 mi) from Bloemfontein. It is a popular resort town for Bloemfontein city dwellers, and a popular fishing spot.[1]

It was originally known as "Mazel's Pass", after a Mr Mazel who owned the land. In 1904 a major water works was opened at Maselspoort, and in 1927 Harvard University erected the Boyden Observatory. The then-Prince George of England stopped at Maselspoort in 1934 as part of a visit to Bloemfontein.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre". Mangaung city of Bloemfontein listings. Retrieved 27 January 2014.