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Graafwater

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Graafwater is a town in the Sandveld situated in the West Coast region of the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Geography and History

This town situated 300 km from Cape Town, about halfway between Clanwilliam and Lamberts Bay. Graafwater is the Afrikaans term for "water from a spade" referring to the Afrikaans farming culture in 1910 when the town was established.

Cape Governor Hendrik Swellengrebel passed this way in 1737 and later wrote an account of this shelter. He mentioned a wild fig tree growing out of a cleft at the back of the cave and it can still be found to this day. This cave has been declared a national monument.

Accommodation

Graafwater has a variety of accommodation options available from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units.

Activities

Wild-flowers bloom in the area from late July to September. 

One can reach the Heerenlogement (‘gentleman’s lodging’) which is a cave found about 25 kilometers away from Graafwater on the road north to Vredendal. This cave was used by travelers as overnight accommodation during the eighteenth century. The walls of this rock shelter were used by travelers to carve their names or initials on them. About 170 carvings have been counted in the cave.  

Other activities to do in and around this area is bird watching and hiking.

Restaurants

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

Graafwater has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Graafwater, or add your own free business listing.

For more information, please visit www.west-coast-info.co.za.

Graafwater Tourism Office Information
Telephone: 027 482 2024
Fax: 027 482 2361
E-mail: cederberg@lando.co.za
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