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Old Khoisan cliff shelters
Campbell
48km east of Griquatown on the N8

Region:
Karoo
Nearby Towns: Kimberley, Douglas, Griquatown, Danielskuil, Postmasburg, Delportshoop

This village, on the edge of the Ghaap Plateau, was one of the earliest centres of Christianity north of the Orange River. Originally Grootfontein or Knoffelvallei, the town was renamed to honour the Reverend John Campbell, a traveller and missionary who visited the Cape stations of the London Missionary Society in 1813.

Renowned for its spectacular dolomite rock formations, many springs, Karee and Wild Olive trees, Campbell has a multifaceted history and has been home to San, Koranna and, later, Griqua settlers drawn by the springs.
  i Tourist Information
Hendrik van Eck
Tel 053 298 2364
 

 


activities and attractions
  Aloe Nature Reserve
A kloof on the edge of the Ghaap Plateau, now the Aloe Nature Reserve, is mentioned in accounts by early travellers including Burchell and Andrew Smith.

Anglo-Boer War
Visit Fabersput Battlefield, the monument to Kasie Briedenham and grave of Oupa Swartbooi (British spy). Tel 053 298 2364.

Bartlett’s Church
Completed in 1831 and proclaimed a national monument in 1960, it is one of the oldest churches north of the Orange River. Reverends Robert Moffat and David Livingstone both preached from its pulpit.

Griqua Rebellion
Place of the battle between the Settlers and the Griquas in 1878.

Holy Ark Wood
Trees and succulents.

Khoisan Cliff
Shelter

School Building
Built in 1880, now used as community offices.

Tuff Waterfall
Falls and fountain.

Wagon Tracts
Made by pioneer and itinerant traders.

Wildspan Eco-Historical Tours
Tel 053 298 2364.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Wildspan
Tel:(053) 298 2365
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Campbell


Karoo Architecture
The usual windpump in the back garden also adds a typical Karoo-like authenticity to the buildings. ... read more
Khoisan Rock Art
Look under the town information pertaining to the Karoo and you wil find the names of many farms whe... read more
The Karoo Battlefields
The best marked and most accessible sights form part of the N12 Battlefields Route that links the Ka... read more

Douglas
Location: SE
The town was founded in 1848 as a mission station on the farm Backhous... read more
Griquatown
Location: 48km, SW
In 1803, the London Missionary Society extended its mission north of ... read more





















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