Eastern Cape Sightseeing

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    The oldest original church building in use is St James’ Church situated in Somerset Street. The original church consisting of the present nave was built and consecrated on the 29 October 1850. The chancel and sanctuary were...
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    The Methodist Church
    • Graaff-Reinet
    In 1871 the foundation stone of the Trinity Church on the corner of Caledon and Bourke Streets was laid and on the 15 September 1875 the official opening of the church took place. In 1894 it was necessary to enlarge the building...
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    Seal Point lighthouse continues to watch over the coast and has done for almost 123 years resulting in fewer shipwrecks. Enjoy a guided tour through this sentinal of the sea. The Lighthouse Coffee Shop offers a wide variety of...
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  • More InfoUpdated: March 2015
    During the Anglo-Boer War Gideon Scheepers formed his own commando, which operated in the Cape Midlands. He was captured by the British troops and charges of alleged war crimes were laid against him. At the court hearings in...
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    Krugersdorp Monument
    • Graaff-Reinet
    The scaled-down replica of the Paardekraal monument was erected south of the bridge over the Sundays River.
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    Old Powder Magazine
    • Graaff-Reinet
    The old powder magazine stands alone on the hill to the north of Graaff Reinet.
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    The Drostdy at Graaff-Reinet was established in response to petitions from the Boers of the region. On 6 February 1795 a gathering proclaimed the "Graaff-Reinet Colony"
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    Ganora Guest Farm has various shelters where ancient rock art were found. Guests can be taken to one where there is a variety of rock art to view. From a few hunderd years of the Khoi to about 8000 years of the San people. A...
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    The Magwa Waterfall lies in the middle of the 1 800 hectare Magwa tea plantation, South Africa's last remaining tea estate just outside Lusikisiki.
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  • More InfoUpdated: September 2015
    Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey
    • Storms River
    • Tsitsikamma
    Journey with us down the old Storms River Pass and experience the indigenous forest from the comfort of a specially designed vehicle. Follow the elephant trail, passing yellowwoods and stinkwoods while hearing about the history...
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    In 1875 The Graaff Reinet Club was established and in 1880 a new clubhouse was erected on Church Square. From 1900-1902 the officers of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, stationed at Graaff Reinet, made use of the club.
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    A world class helicopter charter service based in Graaff Reinet. Fly Karoo Air Services focus mainly on scenic flights over popular destinations and charter flights to destinations like Port-Elizabeth and game lodges.
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  • More InfoUpdated: March 2016
    Valley of Desolation
    • Graaff-Reinet
    Sheer cliffs and precariously balanced columns of Dolerite rise 120 metres from the valley floor, against the timeless backdrop of the vast plains of the Camdeboo. This is the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over...
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    The present day Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bourke Street, between Somerset and Middle Streets, was consecrated on the 23rd April 1957 and the High Alter on the 24th April 1957. First class relics of St Pius X...
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    Phillips Tunnel
    • Baviaanskloof
    The Phillips Tunnel is the oldest irrigation tunnel in South Africa. Construction on the tunnel started in 1843 by William Phillip with the help of Khoi labourers and in just more than a year they completed the 228 meter tunnel...
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    Dedicated to Boer soldiers "in memory of the fallen in the struggle for Freedom and Justice".
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    The Hole in the Wall is one of the most interesting landmarks of the Wild Coast. It consists of an arch created by the relentless pounding of the waves over millions of years wearing away the softer sandstone and shale leaving...
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    Hankey Sundial
    • Baviaanskloof
    The biggest sundial in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere is located just outside of Hankey. It was completed 1989, has a diameter of 34.6m and the gnomon is 18m high, and weighs one ton.
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    The original foundation stone for this building situated on the corner of Bourke and Middle Streets was laid on the 9th July 1913. After undergoing many transformations including being used as a cinema the building was...
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    On the 26 June 1902 the foundation stone of the new Town Hall in Church Square named “The Victoria Hall” was laid but building operations only started in April 1910. The town hall was designed along Flemish Renaissance lines.
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    The Union Monument
    • Graaff-Reinet
    The monument commemorates the Union of South Africa and is a stone pyramid erected on Magazine Hill.
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    Kouga Dam
    • Baviaanskloof
    The dam is a double curvature arch dam 82 m high with a storage capacity of 128,7 million m3. Provision was made in the design to allow for a future raising of the water level by some 15,2 m. The construction of the wall marked...
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  • More InfoUpdated: March 2015
    Due to discontent in the congregation a split occurred in the Groot Kerk. The main cause of the breakaway segment’s dissatisfaction seems to have been centered on the autocratic personality of the Rev Naude.
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  • More InfoUpdated: January 2016
    In 1988 South Africa celebrated the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots in the country. To mark this occasion a small monument in the form of a pyramid was erected in Church Square, Graaff Reinet.
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    This monument in memory of the Voortrekker leader was erected in 1943. The monument can be seen about 3 km from the town, at the Camdeboo National Park Offices on the N9 to Middelburg, the route to the north and into the...
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    The important role played by the Jewish "smous" in the sparsely populated interior of the Cape Colony is recognised in a simple monument erected alongside College Road.
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    Known as M'bashe lighthouse, it remained standing until it was demolished in 1944, although a few remains are still evident on the road that takes one to The Haven. Today's lighthouse is a lattice steel structure roughly 250...
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    The Jacaranda shipwreck lies on the Wild coast of South Africa in the Eastern Cape. It’s the most untouched coast line of South Africa and has a reputation for wild storms and unpredictable ocean currents.
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    The old Gamtoos River bridge was opened in 1895 and replaced the pont that was used to cross the Gamtoos River since the mid 1800's.
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    One of the well known landmarks in the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape is the Queen Victoria Profile on the road between Patensie and the Baviaanskloof. The profile is the result of erosion of the sheer cliff and can be...
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  • More InfoUpdated: March 2015
    The first recorded church was in Church Street. Building of a church started in 1792 but was destroyed by fire in 1799 before it could be completed. A second church was completed in September 1800 on the site of the present Dutch...
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  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    The War Memorial
    • Graaff-Reinet
    Three months after the end of the first World War a public meeting was called by the Mayor, Mr. H Urquhart, at which it was decided to erect a monument, on the most prominent site in town, in honour of the gallant Graaff-Reinet...
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