Afrikaans name: Kakamas
The small town of Kakamas sits on the banks of the Orange River in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Despite the arid environment it is a farming area using water from the river to irrigate crops such as grapes, oranges and peaches.
The town was established in 1898 after a devastating drought in the area. Canals, for irrigation, were built by hand and some of the original work is still visible today.
Rugged scenery in the vicinity of the town
References and further readingThings ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 111
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 53
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 334
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 281
Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 165
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 183
Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 164
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 350