The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


An elephant tusk was used to pay for the land on which the settlement of Olifantshoek was founded, and that is how it got its name.

Olifantshoek weather


Olifantshoek was founded in 1912.

Although the town is situated in a dry area there are a number of scenic and adventure attractions in the area. These include the Witsand Nature Reserve, San rock paintings and the Lange Mountains.

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 160

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 323


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