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The suspended bridge across Prieska River
Prieska
Including Copperton
240km southwest of Kimberley on the R357

Region:
Karoo
Nearby Towns: Copperton, Douglas, Marydale, Britstown, Vosburg, Hopetown

On the south bank of the Orange River at the foot of the Doringberg, it was originally named Prieschap, a Khoisan word meaning ‘place of the lost she-goat’.

The site of the town, founded in 1882 and renowned for its semiprecious stones, was a fording place used by early travellers.
  i Tourist Information
Victoria Str
Prieska 8940
Tel 053 353 5300
 

 


activities and attractions
  Die Bos Nature Reserve
Indigenous trees, shrubs and abundant bird life, picnic spots and angling. Suspended bridges cross the Prieska River. Tel 053 353 3059.

Fort
On top of Prieska Koppie, built with tiger’s eye by the British during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).

Green Valley Nuts
Cultivation and export of Pistachio Nuts.

Hiking Trails
The Oranjezicht and T’Keikamspoort hiking trails are 10km south of town in the Doornberge.

Khoisan Rock Art
Kleindoring Tel 053 353 3064; Omdraaisvlei Tel 053 353 3334; Uitdraai Tel 053 353 1998 and Wonderdraai Tel 053 353 3075.

Memorial Garden
In town, it contains graves of British soldiers killed during the Anglo-Boer War.

Prieska Museum
A skillful display of the yesteryear Prieska.

Ria Huysamen Aloe Garden
A large array of succulents. The area between Prieska and Vioolsdrif is often called the ‘Rock Garden Route’ - the rare halfmens and succulents of the Lithops family are found here.

Schumann Rock Collection
Includes semiprecious stones and San stone implements at the municipal offices.

Wonderdraai
A wonderful freak of nature where a horseshoe-shaped island is formed by the flow of the Orange River and makes it seem as if the river turns to flow uphill.

 
activities and attractions

 

Featured Accommodation

1.
Gecko Cottage
Tel:082 371 7594
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

2.
Gariep Country Lodge
Tel:053 353 2552
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

3.
Nelspoortjie Karoo Guest Farm
Tel:053 353 3163
Pieter 082 853 1372
Wilhette 072 118 1946
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

4.
Mila’s Coffee Shop and Tea Garden
Tel:053 353 2695
Cell: 072 399 6038
Self Catering, Prieska

5.
Copperton Guest House
Tel:(053) 355 1010
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

6.
Die Bos Resort
Tel:
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

7.
Fieddels Lodge
Tel:(053) 353 1449
Hotels and Lodges, Prieska

8.
Letz Nietz Herberg
Tel:(053) 355 1010
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

9.
Modderfontein
Tel:(053) 353 1919
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

10.
Môrester Safaris
Tel:(053) 353 2346
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

11.
Old Waterworks River Lodge/Orange River Lodge Guest House/Springbokpoortjie Guest Farm
Tel:(053) 353 1529
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

12.
Omdraaisvlei
Tel:(053) 353 3334
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

13.
Plaaswerf Herberg
Tel:(053) 353 1892
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska

14.
Prieska
Tel:(053) 353 5300/3002
Caravanning and Camping, Prieska

15.
River View Lodge
Tel:(053) 353 1417
Hotels and Lodges, Prieska

16.
Soon le Roux Youth Camp
Tel:(053) 353 3306
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Prieska


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