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Kenhardt

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Geography and History

Kenhard is a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.   Kenhardt is situated about 120 km from Upington, the largest town in the area. 

On 27 December 1868, special magistrate Maximillian Jackson, with a police contingent, was sent to act as a bulwark against the Koranna, whose anti-colonial resistance had erupted into open conflict. Jackson arrived in Kenhardt and set up camp under a giant camelthorn tree.  The town developed from under this tree, becoming a municipality in 1909. The Hartbees River, with its many sweet thorn trees, provides a green belt irrigated by the Rooiberg Dam.Kenhardt is at the heart of the Dorper sheep-farming area.

 

Activities

Giant Camelthorn Tree - About 500-600 years old, it is the tree under which Magistrate Jackson set up his camp.

Old Library Building - Built in 1897, it was used until 1977 and declared a national monument in 1978.

Quiver Tree Forest and Hiking Trail - About 8km south of Kenhardt on the main route to Cape Town. The forest comprises 4 000-5 000 kokerbome. The Kokerboom Hiking Trail leads through the forest.

San Trail - An exclusive guided tour through several hills where San engravings occur, making you walk the trail of the San.

Verneukpan - A vast dry pan on which Sir Malcolm Campbell tried, in Bluebird 1, to set a new world land-speed record in 1929.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation in Kenhardt includes a hotel, B&B's, Guesthouses and guest farms.

 

Kenhardt Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://experiencenortherncape.com
Telephone: +27 (0)53 832 2657
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