The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


The Orange River with Groblershoop in the background

The Orange River with Groblershoop in the background

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Groblershoop is a small village situated near the Orange River in the Northern Cape.

It owes much of its existance to the construction of the Boegoeberg Dam, on the Orange River, which was completed in 1929.

The settlement was originally known as Sternham but was changed to Groblershoop in 1939. It was named after a former Minster of Land Affairs Piet Grobler.

The area around Groblershoop is known for its export quality table grapes and sultanas. Wine is also produced.

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 286

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 332

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 347


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