The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Dusty streets in Ritchie


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Ritchie is a small town of around 15,000 people. It is located just off the N12 highway, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, about 40 km south of Kimberley.

The town lies on the northern bank of the Riet River. The town serves the local farming industry which is mainly concentrated along the river.

Ritchie was originally called "The Rosmead".

The Dutch Reformed Church in Ritchie

Dutch Reformed Church

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 117

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 316


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