the cape west coast - mamre

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(alfabetical list)

atlantis
blaaubergstrand
darling
hopefield
langebaan
mamre
melkbosstrand
milnerton
paternoster
saldanha
st helenabaai
velddrif
vredenburg
west coast np
yzerfontein
HOW TO GET THERE
(GPS: 33 31S 18 28E)
Off the R27, 55km from Cape Town.

TOURISM OFFICE
·  Tel: 021 521 1080
·  e-Mail

PLACES OF INTEREST
◊  The Long House, a stone house used as barracks by the Dutch East India Company
◊  Old Mamre Moravian Church, Old Shop and Water Mill

WHAT TO DO AND SEE
•  Wildflowers in season
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
Named after the biblical Mamre (Gen 13:18), said to mean 'fattiness'

POPULATION
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HISTORY
In 1701 the Dutch East India Company established an outpost here and named it Groene Kloof. It was abondoned in 1791. By 1808 Moravian missionaries established a mission station here.
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