the cape west coast - vredenburg

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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: 32 54S 17 59E)
Off the R27, 135km from Cape Town.

TOURISM OFFICE
31B Atrium Building, Main Road, 7380
·  Tel: 022 715 1142
·  e-Mail

PLACES OF INTEREST
◊  Witteklip

WHAT TO DO AND SEE
•  Golf
•  4x4 Trails
•  Horse Trails
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
Refers to the peace (Vrede) that reigned after the Church was established and also after sufficient water was pumped to the town.

POPULATION
27000

HISTORY
Development in this region was greatly hampered by the lack of fresh water and the available water was the cause of many disputes. The Dutch Reformed Church established a congregation here in 1875 on the farm Twisfontein. By 1883 a town was laid out that bore the name Procesfontein (Lawsuit fountain) and became the Vredenburg Municipality in 1932. Water was pumped to the town after WWII after which the region developed.

Today Vredenburg is the commercial hub for the surrounding farming community.
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