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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Douglas

Douglas - river confluence


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

From a tourist point of view the most interesting thing about Douglas is that it is the site of the confluence of the Orange and Vaal Rivers.

The town itself is situated in a fertile farming area. Various crops are grown in the area and stock farming is also undertaken.

Accommodation in Douglas

Douglas began its existence as a mission station. It was named after Sir Percy Douglas who was Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Colony.

Other attractions for visitors to this "oasis" in the Northern Cape are bird-watching, excellent fishing and glacial pavements.


References and further reading

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 346

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 329

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 172

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 57

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