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Location Leliefontein: 67km south of Springbok on the N7

Region: Namakwa

Nearby Towns: Hondeklip Bay, Koingnaas, Garies, Springbok

The mountain Peak after which the town is named... 

South of Springbok, Kamieskroon is set among the granite rock formations of the Kamiesberg range. The town’s origins lie in the 1860s, 7km north of its present position. It took the name Bowesville (later Bowesdorp), after the district surgeon, Dr Henry Bowe. 

As there was little room to expand in the narrow kloof the town occupied, the church council decided, in 1924, to rebuild it at Kamieskroon. Kamies might derive from the Nama word ‘kam’, meaning two - referring to the twin peaks of the mountain. The ‘kroon’, a 330m peak crowned with a huge, cleft rock, is a kilometre from the village.

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 Explore Kamieskroon

A guide steeped in Namakwa knowledge offers hikes on uncharted trails.
A settlement south of Kamieskroon where flowers carpet the veld in season.
A nearby mission station where you can set your watch to the sundial given to its 19th-century founder, Reverend Barnabas Shaw. 
Leliefontein Methodist Church and Parsonage 
Both national monuments in Namakwa’s oldest village. In 1902 Boer leader Manie Maritz massacred members of the Leliefontein mission community that were suspected of being British sympathisers.
Lt DJ Darter’s Grave 
The grave of a British officer killed during the Anglo-Boer War, Darter’s grave - 15km south of the town - is the smallest piece of foreign land registered in South Africa, in an area that saw many skirmishes during the war.
Mountain Biking 
Popular at Leliefontein and Nourivier.
Namaqua National Park 
This 103 000 ha park, 21km north-west of Kamieskroon, is open daily. A circular drive and short walking trails let the visitor experience the incredible floral diversity of the area. Ablution and picnic facilities and a new rest camp are in place. 
The settlement is situated in the heart of the Kamiesberge. The Cultural Camp offers tourists a unique experience. There are matjieshuts and traditional meals are available on request. 
Photographic Workshops 
Conducted by celebrated photographers (Sept-Oct, Mar-Apr annually).
Spring Flowers 
Synonymous with spring flowers, the Kamiesberg region extends the season with brilliant shows of Bulbinella latifolia.