South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)
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Orania, situated on the R369, roughly halfway between Petrusville and Van der Kloof, was built in 1970 for construction workers on the Orange River Project. During 1990, Carel Boshoff, the son-in-law of former South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, and about 40 Afrikaner families, bought the dilapidated town for about R1000000 It has a caravan park on the banks of the Orange river.
Orania is an Afrikaner town located on the banks of the Orange River in the beautiful Upper-Karoo. This town is clean and hospitable, but the town is unique due to the fact that all labour is done by Afrikaners - from the bank manager to the builder, all work in Orania is done by Afrikaners! This town is sort of "privately" managed with the Orania Town Council managing the town development and infrastructure. This town also have own radio station, the Orania Radio Station. For more information about the town visitors can contact the Orania Movement Offices which is an information office for the town. (Jan-16).
|Address :||Karoo, South Africa|
|Contact :||Orania Movement Offices (Freedom Centre)|
|Tel :||+27(0)53 207 0062|
|Cell :||+27(0)82 975 8132|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||Vodacom. MTN|
Hopetown 40km, Vanderkloof / Petrusville 42km.
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+27(0)53 207 0117|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)53 207 0062|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Price Index :||R12,18 (Oct-2015)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Price Index :||R10,68 (Oct-2015)|
|Facilities :||Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Airstrip, Airfield, Mechanical Repair|
|Swimming Pool, Museum|
|Other Facilities :||Library. Rugby field. Post Office. School/s.|
|Fishing, Swimming, Sea_Kayaking, Boat Trips, Bird Watching|
|More Activities:||View on the farm Kraaibosch and Visits to the irrigation projects Including greenhouse tunnels. Organic vineyard and dairy farm. Visit the archaeological rock paintings and museum in th town.|
There is a hotel and Spa and guest house for visitors. (Jan-16).
Doctor contact added is for the dentist in the town, Dr. G.F. Nel. (Jan-16).
There are restaurants, take aways, delis and bakery in the town. (Jan-16).
There is an Engen fuel station in the town for petrol and diesel. (Jan-16)
MECHANICAL REPAIRS/ TOW IN SERVICES:
For vehicle repairs there is the Orania Motors +27(0)53 207 0046 and the Cloete motors as well. (Jan-16).
There is an ATM facility in the town to withdraw cash. (Jan-16).
There are general dealers, fashion boutiques, art and craft centres and galleries. (Jan-16).
“Most impressed: Atmosphere calm and restful, friendly people. Was going to overnight but ended up staying for two days. Some intersting building techniques such as using straw bales. Harold Churchill Augusat 2013.” - Harold Churchill, 2013/08/19
“We visited the Town again on 19 and 20 Nov. 2011. Everything is clean and neat as ever. There is a new ‘Honesty Kiosk’at the Resort where you take firewood and/or ice, and leave the money in a plastic dish. No losses have been noted. Orania has a population with some fairly rich and many poor to very poor people, yet there is no crime. I wonder why? ” - Chris Smit, 2011/11/24
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