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 De Aar

Location De Aar: On the N10 just over 50km east of Britstown and 240km south of Kimberley.

Region: Karoo

Nearby Towns: Colesberg, Hanover, Britstown, Philipstown, Petrusville, Strydenburg

De Aar Cathedral

De Aar, the third largest town in the Northern Cape, is centrally located on the main railway line between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Namibia and tarred roads to surrounding towns. The junction was the second most important railway junction in South Africa, with 110km of railway lines including 29 rail-tracks. 

The name De Aar refers to the underground water supply in arteries with all of De Aar’s water coming from boreholes. 68 boreholes in the surrounding area of the town, ensure the water supply.

Location De Aar 

De Aar locomotive 

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Explore De Aar 

 Central Karoo Show 
A major show during January/February each year drawing entries from the whole country and is a red letter event every year.
A well established Paragliding School not only offers a thrilling bird’s eye view of the Karoo landscape, but hosts regular events attracting local and international paragliders in search of world long-distance records, for which the local conditions are suitable. To date, more than half of the world’s long- distance records have been set in De Aar.
Weather Station 
Visitors welcome.  Call for appointment.
House of Olive Schreiner
Home of the famous author and feminist who wrote Women and Labour, the house now serves as a restaurant.
 Garden of Remembrance 
Honouring British soldiers killed in the Anglo-Boer War.
Khoisan Rock Engravings 
These can be seen on the farms Nooitgedacht and Brandfontein.