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Willowmore

Afrikaans name: Willowmore

Willowmore in the Eastern Cape

Willowmore

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

Willowmore was established in 1864 on a piece of a farm called The Willows which was owned by William Moore. Perhaps the combination of the farm and owners name lead to the town being called Willowmore.

A church and magistrates office were established in 1874.

Although there are three rivers in the area they do not flow all year round, so the town relies on borehole water.

There are a number of Victorian and Edwardian style buildings in the town.

An number of plants, new to science, were discovered in the area by Rudolf Marloth in the early 1900's.

Willowmore

Above - Fine old building in Willowmore

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Willowmore

Above - The Willow Historical Guest House

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Willowmore

Above - Willowmore Verspreiders

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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