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Afrikaans name: Olifantshoek

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Northern Cape

An elephant tusk was used to pay for the land on which the settlement of Olifantshoek was founded, and that is how it got its name.

Olifantshoek was founded in 1912.

Accommodation in Olifantshoek

Although the town is situated in a dry area there are a number of scenic and adventure attractions in the area. These include the Witsand Nature Reserve, San rock paintings and the Lange Mountains.


References and further reading

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

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

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 351

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

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

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

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