Afrikaans name: Griekwastad
Above - Griquatown
Griquatown, also known as Griekwastad, was originally the site of a mission station established by the London Missionary Society in 1805.
Robert Moffat stayed in the area for a few months in 1820. His daughter Mary was born here and she went on to marry David Livingstone. The Moffat's house is preserved as the Mary Moffat Museum.Accommodation in Griquatown/Griekwastad
Just outside of Griquatown are the graves of Griqua chiefs Andries Waterboer and his son Nicolaas. Two cannons, named Hans and Griet, guard the graves. The cannons were a gift from Queen Victoria and were used in battles in the area.
A tree that was used for hanging cattle thieves, and other criminals, still stands.
There are San engravings at Pannetjie which is 5 km away.
References and further readingBook of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 121
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 346
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 328
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 172
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 292
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 57