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Town Small Griekwastad

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)  :: Griekwastad
Category: Places :: Town Small


Griekwastad ('Griqua City') started in 1801 as a London Missionary Society mission operated by William Anderson and Cornelius Kramer. From 1813 to 1871, the town and the area around it was known as Waterboer's Land. Before it was annexed into the Cape Colony, Griekwastad was the capital of the British Colony Griqualand West from 1873 to 1880, with its own flag and currency. The town has sheep farming, and semi-precious stones (tiger's eye and jasper) in the area.

Address :  Northern Cape, South Africa
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom

Destination Information
Police Hospital Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Lodging Butchery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airfield Tyre Repair Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)53 343 0006
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)53 343 0011
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)53 343 0019
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)82 465 1218
Petrol Type :  ULP93, LP93.

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Hospital no. for Griekwastad Helpmekaar Private Hospital, which also has a pharmacy.

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