Tag: great karoo

  • Eastern Cape

    Graaff Reinet

    For anyone interested in the early history of South Africa, a visit to Graaff-Reinet is essential. It was founded in the 1770's when the first of the early farmers of trekboers (voortrekkers) settled on the banks of the Sundays River. This early frontier post faced turmoil and dissention under British rule and in 1834 a large group of trekboers decided to move away, thus initiating the ...