Marico Oog, Rustenburg
MARICO OOG - a lily filled sink hole
DESTINATION: Marico Oog, Rustenburg
DATE: September '17 (GROUP TRIP)
PACKAGE: including 2 nights / 3 days accommodation & daily entry fee, see rates further down
DIVING: all divers welcome, casual diving refreshers and open water qualifying dives will take place
For something totally different join us to Marico Oog in the North West Province (beyond Rustenburg). Marico Oog is a sink hole which is filled with water lilies. It only reaches about 12 meters in depth, and it is quite small. It is filled with water lilies so is quite picturesque, perfect for you to practice your underwater photography skills.
ACCOMMODATION & DIVE PACKAGE PRICES (subject to change)
* CHALET # 1: R300 per person sharing - 3 sleeper (dbl bed & 3/4 bed), bath, NO toilet, kitchen (not stocked), refrigerator
* CHALET # 2: R310 per person sharing - 5 sleeper (dbl bed & 3 sgl beds), bath & toilet, kitchen (not stocked), refrigerator
* CHALET # 3: R360 per person sharing - 2 sleeper (double bed), shower, NO toilet, kitchen (not stocked), refrigerator
* Rate includes: shared accommodation and daily entry fee of R80 per diver
* Rate excludes: R20 per vehicle entry fee
* Rental price per filled cylinder per day R140 additional
There are no filling stations so you need to take along enough cylinders for the duration of the weekend's dives - if you need to rent please let me know
Chalet # 1
Chalet # 2
Chalet # 3
Marico Oog offers chalets and camping accommodation. There is an ablution block with 5 toilets and 2 showers. The ablution block does have electrical outlets and a light that must be switched off when leaving. The ablution block does not have hot water unless a fire is made underneath the 'donkie'.
They do not supply any cutlery or appliances in the chalets. Guests must also bring their own toilet paper.
Chalet 1 - This Chalet can sleep 3 people and has a bath and basin en-suite (no toilet). There is one double bed and a single bed in the same room. There is an open plan kitchen and a refrigerator but they do not supply any cutlery or appliances.
Chalet 2 - This Chalet can sleep 5 people and has a bath, toilet and basin en-suite. There is one double bed and 3 single beds, all the beds are in the same room. There is an open plan kitchen and a refrigerator but they do not supply any cutlery or appliances.
Chalet 3 - This Chalet can sleep 2 people and has a shower (no toilet). There is one double bed in the room. There is an open plan kitchen and a refrigerator but they do not supply any cutlery or appliances.
Camping - Tents and caravans can be erected anywhere on the Marico Oog grounds. All campers must use the ablution block
Rent or bring all your own diving gear and spares as well as ample full cylinders as there are no airfill facilities.
DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG
Drive from Johannesburg to Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby and Koster. +-35 Kms past Koster on the Lichtenburg road.
Tturn right on the Swartruggens road (R53). 15 Kms further turn left onto the Zeerust road.
Proceed along this road (gravel but in good condition) for 29 km. The road then becomes a tar road.
+- 500 meters after becoming tar, you will see the Grootfontein Oog sign on the left.
Turn left and proceed down the hill for +- 1 km.
Turn nearly 180 degrees left through the gate and proceed for another 1 km.
You are then at Marico Oog.
GPS Co-ordinates: -25.9945400, 26.6133500