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Wolwedans Dam
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Wolwedans Dam

Wolwedans Dam The Wolwedans Dam was completed in early 1990. The first in South Africa centre arch-gravity dam made of roller compacted concrete, fully relying on three-dimensional arch action for stability. Wolwedans Dam is a concrete…
Great Brak River Museum
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Great Brak River Museum

Great Brak River Museum Our Museum is open on weekdays from 08.30 till 4 pm.Free- donations welcome.Tel 044 620 3338 with Khoe artifacts and World War 1 & World War 2 war exhibits as well as numerous donations by the original…
Point of Human Origins
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Point of Human Origins

 Point of Human Origins Mitochondrial DNA research has shown that all humans alive today descend from a small population that lived between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. Archaeological research has shown that at least some of those…
Shell Middens Still Bay

Shell Middens Still Bay

Shell Middens Still Bay The shell middens are just east of the Still Bay harbour, close to the historical Wafra Fishing boat at the NSRI Station 31 office.Shell middens Still Bay are the rubbish dumps of Stone Age people.Such…
Wafra Fishing Boat

Wafra Fishing Boat

Wafra Fishing Boat What is a fishing town without a historical boat? The Wafra, a fishing boat (Tok) stranded and sank in 2002 on the rocks at Skulpiesbaai, Still Bay in the Western Cape. The Wafra Fishing Boat story The last time…
Still Bay Harbour

Still Bay Harbour

Still Bay Harbour The Still Bay harbour is great for whale watching, angling, surfing, launching your boat as well as visiting the ancient shell middens. Cultural treasures at Still Bay Harbour From the harbour you can walk to the ancient…
Blombos Museum of Archaeology

Blombos Museum

Blombos Museum of Archaeology Displaying Stone Age history - stone tool artefacts, stone points, examples of the oldest art in the world and a rock art gallery in a most informative way.The Blombos Museum of Archaeology is in the…
Blombos Cave - Blombos Grotte
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Blombos Cave

Blombos cave An archaeological site located in Blombosfontein Nature Reserve, Still Bay, which contains Middle Stone Age artefacts, e.g. marine shell beads, engraved ochre and bone, stone and bone tools, faunal and human remains, the…
Botterkloof Joodse (Jewish) Huysie

Botterkloof Joodse (Jewish) Huysie

Botterkloof Joodse (Jewish) Huysie The Botterkloof Jewish House and Old School form part of the Still Bay Heritage Route in the Hessequa area in the Western Cape.In the early 18th century a farmer was on his way to Riversdale with…
Pont at Malgas

Pont at Malgas

Pont at Malgas The Malgas pont (short for pontoon) over the Breede River in the Overberg, Western Cape, is the last hand-drawn pont in South Africa.Before roads made travel from Cape Town easy.  Malagas was an inland port for steamboats…
Barry Memorial Church

Barry Memorial Church

Barry Memorial Church Built by the Barry family in 1849. Today this church in Witsand, Western Cape, is a national monument and still in use for services and weddings.The Barry Memorial Church is an intimate rectangular whitewashed…
Stone Post Office Building
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Stone Post Office

Stone Post Office This attractive stone building in Heidelberg was erected in 1936 and is one of several historical buildings in this Western Cape town, being 80 plus years old.The Stone Post Office building is square with a brick…
Old Magistrate Building
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Old Magistrate's building

Old Magistrate's building This stately historical building in Heidelberg is also known as the Magistrate's House. Built in 1882, this building is more than 130 years old.The old Magistrate's Building once housed the court and judicial…
Townhall Municipality Building
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Heidelberg Town Hall

Heidelberg Town Hall Among the other historic buildings in Heidelberg, is the imposing Heidelberg Town Hall which was built in 1913, more than an age ago.The main part of this neat grey and white building has an entrance in the middle…
Heidelberg Hotel
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Hotel Heidelberg

  Hotel Heidelberg One of the interesting historical buildings in Heidelberg is the Hotel Heidelberg which is a familiar landmark in the town.Though renovated in 1932 - the date on the gable - it is thought that the building…