Welcome to Norval South Africa Genealogy and Blog

Norval and Botes Genealogy and History

I have for years had a keen interest in our Norval Families history. It is by no means a complete family tree as there is still so much more that needs to be added. Unfortunately, working for myself limits my time to pursue this hobby of mine.

The prominent surnames thus far are Norval, Botes, De Wit and Maritz. Norval from my Father’s side, Botes from my Mothers side, De Wit from my Maternal Grandmother and Maritz from my Wife’s side.


Towns and Farms which The Norval Family is linked to

I am busy gathering information on Towns, Concentration Camps (Boer War) and Farms that are linked to the Norval surname. If you can help me with info please contact me.

The towns that I have so far are Norvalspont, Wepener and the Farm Bos Duiven Kop.


Airplane photographs including the Mirage F1

Over the years I have taken and “stolen” many photo’s of Airplanes from Airshows, in and around Airports. There is also information on the Mirage F1CZ from 3 Squadron, South African Airforce. The squadron was disbanded in 1992.

I had the privilege of being part of 3 Squadron from 1983 to 1989. Had to be one of the highlights of my life. Met many wonderful people and still have many of them as friends.


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Having Fun in the kitchen

Visit my Blog for my homemade recipes and other topics. One of my hobbies is experimenting and trying to replicate my Mothers and Wife’s recipes. Many failures but quite a few successes as well.

I used to be a huge fan of the Braai but lately cooking and frying has become one of my favorite methods of preparing meat.

Pickling chili’s, onions and anything else I can get my hands on is also right up there.


Links to GSSA and my other sites

The Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA)

Barcode Scanner and Printer Sales
JNS Technologies

More about Benoni and its History
Lavrontech

Rockio Clothing’s Beautiful Printed
T-Shirts

Captain Castle Jumping Castle Hire and Other Fun Items

Golden Flame Fire Extinguisher Services