The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Kamieskroon

Approaching Kamieskroon


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

The town of Kamieskroon is located amongst numerous granite hills. In fact the original location of the town proved to be an issue as there was no room to expand so the town was moved to a new site 7 km away.

Kamieskroon weather


Nature lovers and explorers will find plenty to do in the area. The Namaqua National Park is 21 km away. Hiking and mountain biking are popular in the area. The spring wildflowers are a major attraction. There are a number of points of historical interest such as Leliefontein with its sundial, the Leliefontein Methodist Church and Parsonage buildings which are both national monuments and the grave of Lt. DJ Darter, a British officer, who was killed during the Anglo-Boer war.

Kamieskroon is situated in an arid area and experiences high temperatures in summer and sometimes gets frost in winter.

Dutch Reformed Church

The Dutch Reformed Church built in 1923

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 256

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 283

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 13

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 166

Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 102

go! - Issue 133 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 40

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 346

go! - Issue 086 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 72

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 354


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