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Afrikaans name: Carnarvon

Carnarvon - corbelled house

Corbelled House near Carnarvon

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

Carnarvon is situated in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province. It is surrounded by the low Karoo Hills.

The town has a chequered history and was originally known as Harmsfontein but it was renamed by the British to honour Lord Carnarvon who was the British Colonial Secretary.

Accommodation in Carnarvon

Carnarvon has a lot of old houses and one can do the 'Historic Houses Trail'. One can also visit the Carnarvon Nature Reserve.


References and further reading

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

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

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