The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Carnarvon

Carnarvon - corbelled house

Corbelled House near Carnarvon

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Carnarvon is situated in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province. It is surrounded by the low Karoo Hills.

Carnarvon weather

CARNARVON WEATHER

The town has a chequered history and was originally known as Harmsfontein but it was renamed by the British to honour Lord Carnarvon who was the British Colonial Secretary.

Carnarvon has a lot of old houses and one can do the 'Historic Houses Trail'. One can also visit the Carnarvon Nature Reserve.

References and further reading

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 50

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 156

go! - Issue 124 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 111

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 307

Country Life - Issue 187 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 30

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 112

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 652 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 57

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 351


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