- Northern Cape
Olifantshoek is a must to experience with its unique beauty and awesome attractions.
The only town lying at the foot of the Langeberg, Olifantshoek is a farming town close to two game ranches on the Namakwari Route. The town is named after the tusk of an elephant which was used as payment for the farm on which the town was built. Many elephant bones have been found in the vicinity.
White and Roaring Sands
Founded in 1895, the village is called the ‘Gateway to the White and Roaring Sands’ which lie 78km south of the town and is one of Olifantshoek’s many natural wonders. The white granular dunes of the Witsand Nature Reserve are over 100 m high and 10 km long. When disturbed by wind in hot, dry weather, these dunes emit strange roaring sounds. The white colour of the sands is caused by perennial waters that seep to the surface, leaching out the red iron oxides. This strange occurrence is truly extraordinary and a must to be witnessed!
Hunting and Hiking
Olifantshoek offers ample exciting hunting and hiking opportunities The Neylan and the Pudu hiking trails are well worth exploring.
San Rock Paintings
For those who prefer archaeological adventures, there are numerous San Rock art paintings and engravings which can be viewed on Meerlust and Pan Heuwel farms. Learn how the San described animals as well as their many fascinating hunting antics.
There is also an interesting war grave dating back to 1879 during Galeshewe's war.
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