Afrikaans name: Brandvlei
Dutch Reformed Church, Brandvlei
Brandvlei gets its name from the original Boer inhabitant, known as "Ou Brand", who settled in the area sometime during the 19th century. It only formally became a municipality as recently as 1962.
The nearby salt pans offer great bird-watching opportunities after some rain.
In 1929 Sir Malcolm Campbell tried unsuccessfully to break the land-speed record in Blue Bird. He reached an average speed of 212 mph.
Above - Wagon on display in Brandvlei (see below)
Above - Information for the wagon shown above
References and further readingCountry Life - Issue 212 - Author: - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 44
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 89
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 339
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 301
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 159