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A monument to Irish soldiers who sided with the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War
Orania
30km north of Vanderkloof

Region:
Karoo
Nearby Towns: Vanderkloof, Hopetown, Strydenburg, Petrusville, Philipstown

Orania, originally built for construction workers in 1970 on the impressive Orange River Project, stood empty for years until a group of Afrikaners purchased the town with some surrounding land as a pilot project and starting point for Afrikaner settlement and the establishment of an Afrikaner volkstaat.

Orania offers an example of the ‘traditional’ Afrikaner way of life and also demonstrates the ingenuity of a marginalized community with advanced irrigation techniques, implemented in close cooperation with pioneers in Israel, the only fully organic vineyards in Southern Africa and a sophisticated dairy farm and the cultivation and export of Pecan nuts.
  i Tourist Information
Business Crescent
Orania 8752
Tel 053 207 0063
 

 


activities and attractions
  Architecture
Orania has a characteristic architecture, with, among others, several buildings built with straw.

Cultural History Museum
Includes the Felix Lategan collection of firearms, some dating back to the 18th Century.

Irrigation Project
Including greenhouse tunnels, organic vineyard and a dairy farm.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Afsaal Café Overnight Rooms
Tel:(053) 207 0199
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Orania

2.
Herberg Oranje
Tel:(053) 207 0070
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Orania


Karoo Architecture
The usual windpump in the back garden also adds a typical Karoo-like authenticity to the buildings. ... read more
Vanderkloof Dam
The hydroelectric power station (one of only two in the country) is built within the dam wall and ca... read more
Khoisan Rock Art
Look under the town information pertaining to the Karoo and you wil find the names of many farms whe... read more
The Karoo Battlefields
The best marked and most accessible sights form part of the N12 Battlefields Route that links the Ka... read more

Hopetown
Location: 32km, NW on R369
On 18 February 1854 a town was laid out with a Dutch Reformed Church -... read more
Vanderkloof
Location: SE on R387
Named after the farm on which the Vanderkloof Dam is situated, the tow... read more
Petrusville
Location: 36km, SE on R387
Named after Petrus van der Walt, owner of the farm, Rhenosterberg, the... read more





















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