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Town Small Old Thomas River Historical Village (1801)

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Located in South Africa :: Eastern Cape
Category: Places :: Town Small

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Thomas River Historical Village lies between Stutterheim and Cathcart on the N6 in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The village was named in 1801, after an English deserter, Thomas Bentley who was part of Van Der Kemp's missionary. Bentley was killed by a poison Bushman Arrow while crossing the river, thus the name. The village is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located at the centre of the Thomas River Conservancy, which extends to over 31,000 hectares. Now restored to its former glory the old railway station offers accommodation in the former station master's and station foreman's houses and the Old Post Office. The original train station, sited between the stone forts, dates from the late 1870's with the new station coming into being in 1926. The station saw its last train in 1948 after the new line opened. Caravanning and Camping Fully electrified sites, complete with new ablution block, the park can comfortably accommodate twelve caravans and vehicles. Braai drums provided with wood for sale.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Old Thomas River Ramble, Cathcart, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Contact :  Old Thomas River Ramble
Tel :  +27(0)45 843 1504
Cell :  +27(0)72 070 6132
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here

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Police Station :  Yes
Facilities :  Lodging, Camping, Restaurant

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