Attractions
Dinocephalian Footprints
Ou Pastorie Museum
The Peperbus
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Events
Logan Theatre Festival
Rieldans Trials
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Attractions

Contact Don-Pedro on 023 741 1703 to visit the Dinocephalian Footprints or the Ou Pastorie Museum

Dinocephalian Footprints

Situated on Gansfontein - 5km out of town. Visit our paleo surface and experience the permian age by walking next to dinocephalian (pre-dinosaur) footprints...

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Ou Pastorie Museum

See how it all started in our room of Fraserburg history. Explore our fossil collection and take a nostalgic trip through our "living museum".

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More Attractions

Explore Fraserburg by visiting Die Peperbus(National Monument), Anglo-Boer War monuments, Corbelled house, Art & Crafts Shop and other tourism attractions...

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Events

Directory

Fraserburg Yellow Pages Click on image for contact info

Contact Don-Pedro on 023 741 1703 for more information

Die Tuishuis B&B

Meyburg St., contact Juliana on 023 741 1379


Ou Tuin Country Lodge

Voortrekker St., contact Maxi on 023 741 1208


Karoohuis

Cilliers St., contact Mac on 023 741 1991


Die Kliphuis Herberg

Voortrekker St., contact Ronel on 023 741 1870


Mary Ann's Self-catering

1 Church Square, contact Magda on 023 741 1045


HSF Self-catering

Meyburg St., contact Marina on 023 741 1093


Witfontein Gasteplaas

R353, 25km from Fraserburg, contact Lorraine on 023 741 8833


Al Fresco & De Brak Gasteplaas

R356, 20km from Fraserburg, contact Carine on 023 741 1132

Multisave / Saamstaan

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1045


PEP Stores

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1013


Fraserburg Kafee

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1180


Fraserburg Landbou Koöperasie

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1015


Maritz Alg. Handelaar

Rossouw St., contact nr.: 023 741 1238


Central Drankwinkel

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1132


Karoo Biltong

Cilliers St., contact nr.: 023 741 1801


Fraserburg Vleismark

Cilliers St., contact nr.: 023 741 1348

Die Tuishuis B&B

Meyburg St., contact nr.: 023 741 1379


Fraserburg Kafee

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1180


Captain's Catch

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 078 087 9304


Die Kliphuis Restaurant

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1870


Die Pers Malva

Cilliers St., contact nr.: 023 741 1099


Oase Kafee

Cilliers St., contact nr.: 023 741 1189

ABSA

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 8041


Total

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1252


Fraserburg Post Office

Cilliers St., contact nr.: 023 741 1092


Karoo Hoogland Municipality

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1012


Fraserburg SAPS

Rossouw St., contact nr.: 023 741 1010


Fraserburg Community Health Centre

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1137


Department of Justice

Voortrekker St., contact nr.: 023 741 1008


Department of Social Development

Commercial St., contact nr.: 023 741 1034

About Us

Fraserburg
 
Established in 1851

History

The first Europeans settled in the area circa 1760. Previously the area was inhabited by the San or Bushmen. Various cultural artefacts of them still remain in the area. The town was founded in 1851. The town was named after the minister, reverend Fraser, and a certain church elder, Meyburg. The town was established on the farm Rietfontein. The original manor house of this farm is still in use.

In those days, the only means of transportation and thus communication were horses and horse drawn carriages. Post was brought irregularly by stage coach from Beaufort West. Most farmers visited the town as few as four times a year and then only for the Nachtmaal (Communion). Distances were gauged by the distance a horse could ride in one hour (about 6 miles or 10 kilometres).


Development


Trivia

The only tarred road into Fraserburg snakes over the Nuweveldberge via the Teekloof Pass from Leeu Gamka. All other roads into the town are gravel, connecting Fraserburg with the distant towns of Sutherland, Loxton, Carnarvon and Williston. Fraserburg sits astride the high Nuweveld Plateau and can be blisteringly hot in summer and very cold in winter. The town occasionally experiences snowstorms as the icy South Atlantic weather fronts sweep over the exposed plateau in the winter months. In 1869 it was so cold in Fraserburg during the winter that the town dam remained iced up until midday. For the most part the town is blessed with almost continuous sunshine and the high altitude, at slightly more than 1200-metres above sea level, ensures that at night you can almost reach out and touch the stars.

As with most of the towns and villages of the Western Upper Karoo the local economy is driven by sheep farming. Given the low rainfall and the low carrying capacity of the semi-desert vegetation farms tend to be enormous and travelling along the gravel roads in the district one can often not see any sign of habitation for miles around.

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