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Location: 30km north of Vanderkloof

Region: Karoo

Nearby Towns: Vanderkloof, Hopetown, Strydenburg, Petrusville, Philipstown

 A monument to Irish soldiers who sided with the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War

Orania, originally built for construction workers in 1970 on the impressive Orange River Project, stood empty for years until a group of Afrikaners purchased the town with some surrounding land as a pilot project and starting point for Afrikaner settlement and the establishment of an Afrikaner volkstaat. 

Orania offers an example of the ‘traditional’ Afrikaner way of life and also demonstrates the ingenuity of a marginalized community with advanced irrigation techniques, implemented in close cooperation with pioneers in Israel, the only fully organic vineyards in Southern Africa and a sophisticated dairy farm and the cultivation and export of Pecan nuts.


Accommodation Orania

 Explore Orania

Orania has a characteristic architecture, with several buildings built with straw.
Cultural History Museum
Includes the Felix Lategan collection of firearms, some dating back to the 18th Century.
Irrigation Project 
Including greenhouse tunnels, organic vineyard and a dairy farm.