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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)  :: Kenhardt
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Kenhardt on the Hartebees River, is a small town about 120 km south of Upington in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town is located in the Bushmanland region, also known as the Dorsland. The town started on 27 December 1868, when special magistrate Maximillian Jackson with a police contingent, was sent to control the Griquas in the area. A church was established by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1889 and the town became a municipality in 1909. The area is sparsely vegetated, with primarily very low shrubs and yellow grass among a rocky desert kind of landscape. Kenhardt's main economic activity is sheep farming (dorpers and karakul), but wheat is cultivated along the courses of the Hartbees, Sak and Olifants Rivers. Main attractions: The Quiver Tree forest, about 8 km south of Kenhardt on the main route to Cape Town. Some of these trees have special formed weaver birds nests. The forest comprises approximately 4000 to 5000 kokerbome. Tours to the pans on the outlying farms where you can view San (also known as Bushmen) artwork. A hiking trail where Anglo Boer War remains and the beautiful landscape can be experienced. Verneukpan A vast dry pan on which Sir Malcolm Campbell tried, in Bluebird 1, to set a new world land-speed record in 1929.

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

Destination Information
Police Hospital Tourist Information Office Petrol Gas Refill Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Lodging Camping Butchery Airstrip
Police Telephone :  +27(0)54 651 6300
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)54 651 6500
Petrol Type :  ULP

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Hotel and B&B's in town.

Try at the Agrimark in town.

There is only a clinic in the town the number is +27(0)54 651 0077.

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