- Northern Cape
Strydenburg is a small farming town in the Northern Cape, South Africa’s largest province, which offers a unique beauty all of its own. It lies approximately 35 km from Hopetown and is also one of the towns that serve as a stopover for travellers between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The town lies on the verge of a large pan filled with shallow salty water during rainy years, which are few and far between. Strydenburg is a typical semi-dessert town in the Karoo area, full of character and quiet and peaceful. It offers travellers complete relaxation time away from the city. The town has a warm and welcome atmosphere which makes visitors feel instantly at ease.
There are hiking trails and walking trails, a wonderful way to enjoy the countryside. There are also trails which can be experienced on horseback with exceptional views of the unique scenery and the most amazing sunsets. Night skies bring spectacular views of the stars.
Strydenburg is over 100 years old and retains some of its historical charm and boasts well-maintained Karoo style homes. The accommodation in Strydenburg includes a few Guesthouses, which are fine examples of the karoo “tuishuis”, and self-catering units.
Things to do and see
- Strydenburg Reformed Church
- Strydenburg Pan
- Aloe Garden
- Koisan Rock Art
- Hiking & Walking Trails
- Horseback Trails
Strydenburg receives approximately 270 mm of rain annually – there is virtually no rainfall throughout the year.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 35˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 0˚C and 25˚C.
Strydenburg was established by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1892 on the farm Roodedam. The town’s name means “the town of strife”, a rather woeful name which it was given because of all the arguing over, can you believe it, the choice of name.
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