Herman Charles Bosman loved this region of the country, and dedicated books on the folklore. This has added to the mystique of the entire region and drawing tourist to his tales of the wildlife.
Koster is located in the North West Province. There are two widely accepted theories to the origin of the town’s name, one being that the name was derived from the owner of the farm on which Koster was built namely, Bastiaan Hendricus Koster, and the other that the town was named after the State Attorney of the South African Republic, Cr Herman Jacob Coster.
Either way, the town was established on the farm named Kleinfontein in 1913, belonging to Bastiaan Koster. The town is situated between the Orange and Limpopo Rivers which has breathtaking nature.
Koster is sustained by the farming of mostly maize and smaller scale farming of tobacco and citrus fruits.
Areas which are in the region that will attract tourist are:
· The Cradle Of Mankind
· Hiking Trails in Swartruggens, Groot Marico, Magaliesburg and Sun City
· HC Bosman museum
Other attractions nearby include Pilansberg Nature Reserve.
Koster Dam will certainly be on the to-do-list for bass fishing and bird watching. The dam has a public holiday resort and the annual Bass Challenge is held at the dam.
The town is well established and there are a number of schools in the region:
· Koster Gekombineerde Skool
· Bona Louis
· Koster Primary School
The property market in Koster is varied with farms, small holdings and residential property on offer with prices in the mid R500 000’s to well over R3 million and the architecture will cater for every taste.
Koster has a well-established industrial hub catering for fabrication and medium to heavy engineering of metal and metal related products adding to the economy of the region and the country. Thus the town is self-sustaining to a large extent.
Take a tour of the properties on offer in Koster via the MyRoof website.