The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Garies

Afrikaans name: Garies

Garies

Panorama of Garies

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

The little village of Garies gets its name from the Garies River on which it is sited. The word "garies" is a corruption of the Khoikhoi word "xharies" which is there name for a species of grass found in the river valley. The Garies River later becomes the Groen River before it flows into the sea.

Garies is located in an arrea of rugged granite hills. These hills are part of a range known as the Kamiesberg. The main attraction in the area is the spring wild-flowers.

Kaolin, which used in the manufacture of porcelain, is quarried in the area.

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Garies buildings

Above - Garies

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Garies buildings

Above - Garies

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Garies buildings

Above - Garies

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

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

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

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 164

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 109

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 345

go! - Issue 133 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 41

Journey Through the Living Deserts of South Africa - Author: CM Dean - Published: 2005 - Page: 61

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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