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Location: 60 km northeast of De Aar on the R48

Region: Karoo

Nearby Towns: Petrusville, De Aar, Colesberg, Vanderkloof, Strydenburg, Orania

 A petrified tree outside the old prison.

Founded in 1863 as a church centre, the town was named after Sir Philip Wodehouse, Governor of the Cape.

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Khoisan Rock Engravings 
  • Kareepoort
  • Olievenfontein
  • Rooipoort
  • Somerlus
  • Waschbank
National Monuments 
The old prison museum, the magistrate’s offices, the Reformed Church and Teichhouse.
Rock engravings 
at Rooipoort and Waschbank