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Cities and Towns
The vast open Verneukpan
170km northeast of Calvinia on the R27

Nearby Towns: Van Wyksvlei, Loeriesfontein, Kenhardt, Williston, Calvinia

Brandvlei was developed near a Sak River ‘vloer’ in the heart of Bushmanland where ‘Ou Brand’, a 19th century trekboer, settled. The town was cut in two by a flash-flood in 1961, recovered, and a municipality was formed in 1962.
  i Tourist Information
The Publicity Office
PO Box 12
Brandvlei 8915
Tel 054 603 8400


activities and attractions
The salt pans are transformed into bird sanctuaries after the summer rains (Nov-Mar).

Dutch Reformed Church
Built in Neo-Gothic style.

Lekkerlę and Kans
Two farms exhibiting splendid displays of San rock engravings.

In 1929, Sir Malcolm Campbell unsuccessfully attempted to break the world land-speed record here by travelling over 300mph in his Bluebird 1.

activities and attractions


Featured Accommodation

Brandvlei Hotel
Tel:(054) 603 0002
Hotels and Lodges, Brandvlei

Die Windpomp/Oude Kraal Lokaal
Tel:(054) 603 0011
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Brandvlei

Tel:(054) 602 ask for 811
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Brandvlei

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Van Wyksvlei
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