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The Douglas Holiday Resort
Douglas
Just south of Campbell

Region:
Karoo
Nearby Towns: Campbell, Prieska, Griquatown, Kimberley, Modder River, Hopetown

The town was founded in 1848 as a mission station on the farm Backhouse, by the Reverend Isaac Hughes. In 1867, a group of Europeans from Griquatown signed an agreement giving them the right to establish a town.

It was named after General Sir Percy Douglas, Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Colony.
Near the confluence of the Orange River and its main tributary, the Vaal River, Douglas is a thriving, fast-growing town surrounded by a wealth of agricultural and stockfarming ventures fed by two of South Africa’s greatest rivers.
  i Tourist Information
Information Office Du Plessis Sq
Douglas 8730
Tel 053 298 1810
 

 


activities and attractions
  Die Neus
A scenic spot 14km from town, Die Neus is on the confluence of the Orange and Vaal Rivers.

Douglas Wine Cellar
Established in 1968. The cellar produces a wide variety of table and desert wines. Visitors are welcome.

Driekopseiland
Some 3 000 rock engravings and petroglyphs spread over a large area of glacial pavement in the Riet River bed. Some portray animals, but most are abstract or entoptic designs relating to San religious experience.

Sport
Excellent freshwater fishing on the Vaal and river rafting on the Orange River. For guided walks, tel 053 298 2645.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Broadwater River Resort
Tel:082 332 2266
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Douglas

2.
Villa de Ghaap Guesthouse
Tel:053 298 4314
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Douglas

3.
Rene's Guesthouse
Tel:053 298 1824
Cell: 082 266 9038
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Douglas

4.
Africa Lodge
Tel:(053) 298 1517
Hotels and Lodges, Douglas

5.
Clearwater Hunt and Guest Farm
Tel:(053) 298 2355
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Douglas

6.
Douglas Holiday Resort
Tel:(053) 298 1182
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Douglas

7.
Douglas Hotel
Tel:(053) 298 1029
Hotels and Lodges, Douglas

8.
Guinea-fowl Lodge
Tel:(053) 298 1517
Hotels and Lodges, Douglas

9.
Orange River Nature Camp
Tel:(053) 298 2103
Caravanning and Camping, Douglas


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

Campbell
Location: NW
This village, on the edge of the Ghaap Plateau, was one of the earlies... read more
Hopetown
Location: 77km, SE on R388
On 18 February 1854 a town was laid out with a Dutch Reformed Church -... read more

The Roaring Kalahari Route
The sheer size and distances of the Kalahari can be intimidating but t... read more





















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