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Three Sisters is a small village, actually more of a well-known landmark, situated approximately 80 km north of Beaufort West where the N12 and N1 converge. The N12, the Diamond Route, from here leads through Kimberley to Johannesburg.
The village became a landmark for two reasons, firstly with the building of a Shell Ultra City there, it soon became a popular stopping off place for travellers between Johannesburg and Cape Town and secondly for how the area received its name – it is named after a series of three very distinctive hills, almost in the shape of rondawels. Like the Karoo's table-topped hillocks, the Three Sisters are capped with dolerite. The dolerite protects the soft sediments underneath from erosion.
The sight of the Three Sisters is quite beautiful and everyone knows it also signifies the halfway mark if you are driving the Johannesburg totrip!
Unfortunately, there is virtually nothing else in the area and activities are scare for anyone spending a night or two at the Three Sisters Guest Farm. Three Sisters promises gorgeous scenery, a welcome break, veld and mountains for hiking as well as typical Karoo hospitality. Just to be sure the area is not considered “dull”, farm owner Johann Hamman, allows visitors an opportunity to view his collection of model train from all over the world and his over 600 metres of model train track laid out in his attic.
Accommodation is offered by the Three Sister Guest Farm and the surrounding towns accommodation options include self-catering units and bed and breakfast.
Things to do and see
- Three Sisters Koppies
- Johann Hamman Model Trains
- Molteno Pass
- Hiking Trails
- Diamond Route
- Travalia Farm Store
- Victoria Trading Post, 54 km
Three Sisters receives approximately 855 mm of rain annually with rain falling throughout the year.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 13˚C and 29˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 5˚C and 19˚C.
There are daily flights into Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein, approximately 474 km away and into Cape Town International Airport, approximately 534 km away via the N1. Car hire facilities are available at both Airports.
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