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Town Medium Prieska

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


Prieska is a small town 240 km southwest of Kimberley on the R357 in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The town was founded in 1882 on the south bank of the Orange River at the foot of the Doringberg. It was a fording place used by early travellers and originally named Prieschap, a Khoisan word meaning 'place of the lost she-goat'. From 1970 till the end of the century, the town boomed due to the copper/zinc mine 60 km to the west. When the deposits were depleted, the area reverted back to a lazy farming district. The area produces wool and mutton from the very large farms in the area. The town is renowned for its semiprecious stone, tiger's eye. Well preserved Bushmen paintings can be seen at the farms, Kleindoring and Omdraaisvlei in the district.

Address :  Karoo, South Africa
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTN. CellC. Vodacom.

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Lodging Camping Butchery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airfield Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Police Telephone :  +27(0)53 353 5400
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)53 353 2037
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)53 353 1133
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)53 353 5300
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)53 353 1304
Petrol Type :  ULP&LRP.

Other Facilities :  Power Station/Substation.

Fishing Bird Watching
More Activities :  Picnic.

Travelling Information

Hospital no. given for Bill Pickard Public Hospital. Doctor no. for Dr Schoeman. Bakery found within the Spar. Towing Service after-hours no: +27(0)82 897 6932.

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