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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Kamieskroon

Approaching Kamieskroon


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

The town of Kamieskroon is located amongst numerous granite hills. In fact the original location of the town proved to be an issue as there was no room to expand so the town was moved to a new site 7 km away.

Kamieskroon weather


Nature lovers and explorers will find plenty to do in the area. The Namaqua National Park is 21 km away. Hiking and mountain biking are popular in the area. The spring wildflowers are a major attraction. There are a number of points of historical interest such as Leliefontein with its sundial, the Leliefontein Methodist Church and Parsonage buildings which are both national monuments and the grave of Lt. DJ Darter, a British officer, who was killed during the Anglo-Boer war.

Kamieskroon is situated in an arid area and experiences high temperatures in summer and sometimes gets frost in winter.

Dutch Reformed Church

The Dutch Reformed Church built in 1923

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 354

Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 102

go! - Issue 086 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 72

go! - Issue 133 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 40

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 346

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 166

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 283

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 13

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 256

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