Afrikaans name: Brandvlei
Dutch Reformed Church, Brandvlei
Brandvlei gets its name from the original Boer inhabitant, known as "Ou Brand", who settled in the area sometime during the 19th century. It only formally became a municipality as recently as 1962.
The nearby salt pans offer great bird-watching opportunities after some rain.
In 1929 Sir Malcolm Campbell tried unsuccessfully to break the land-speed record in Blue Bird. He reached an average speed of 212 mph.
Above - Wagon on display in Brandvlei (see below)
Above - Information for the wagon shown above
References and further readingPlaces to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 301
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 159
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 339
Country Life - Issue 212 - Author: - Published: 2014 - Page: 44
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 89