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Jansenville

Situated in the plains of the Camdeboo just north of the Klein Winterhoek mountains lie the small Karoo towns of Jansenville and Klipplaat.  Together with the hamlet of Waterford, these combine to form the Ikwezi Municipal Area.
Jansenville lies in the heart of the Noorsveld with its distinctive spiky plants while Klipplaat lies in an area of typical Karoo vegetation.  Angora goats thrive in these conditions and Jansenville has for long been the heart of South Africa's mohair production.    
In the heyday of railways in South Africa, Klipplaat was an important railway junction being the point at which the main Cape Town to Port Elizabeth line branched off towards Graaff-Reinet.  Sadly those days have passed and Klipplaat has become a quiet little place.

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Situated in the plains of the Camdeboo just north of the Klein Winterhoek mountains lie the small Karoo towns of Jansenville and Klipplaat.  Together with the hamlet of Waterford, these combine to form the Ikwezi Municipal Area.

Jansenville lies in the heart of the Noorsveld with its distinctive spiky plants while Klipplaat lies in an area of typical Karoo vegetation.  Angora goats thrive in these conditions and Jansenville has for long been the heart of South Africa's mohair production. 

In the heyday of railways in South Africa, Klipplaat was an important railway junction being the point at which the main Cape Town to Port Elizabeth line branched off towards Graaff-Reinet.  Sadly those days have passed and Klipplaat has become a quiet little place with the station in a derelict state.

The Jansenville area offers visitors a typical Karoo experience - clear skies with the brightest stars at night, clean air, wide open spaces, a rich history, comfortable guest houses, succulent Karoo cuisine, prehistoric fossils, guest farm activities, hunting opportunities for local and foreign hunters. Jansenville also offers several small town events worth attending.

Bowls are played and visitors are always welcome.

Please follow the links to read more about this fascinating area.

Karoo Uranium Mining Application Shrinks More about Karoo Uranium Mining Application Shrinks
Australia's Peninsula Energy has withdrawn its original application for uranium mining rights over 570,000 hectares of the central Karoo. They have since re-applied for uranium and molybdenum rights in respect of areas only 12% of the original application.
Park-thusiasts for November Newsletter - 2015 More about Park-thusiasts for November Newsletter - 2015
Camdeboo National Park, bordering the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, celebrated ten years under the management of SANParks on Friday 30 October.
The Declining State of Kudu in the High Karoo More about The Declining State of Kudu in the High Karoo
Increased biodiversity leads to healthier ecology but the social structure of Kudu in many parts of the Karoo is out of balance.
Upcoming Events (click here for all events)
Jansenville Golf Day
Jansenville Golf Day - contact: Fransie Fourie 0832356270
7th May 2016
Angora MTB Classic More about Angora MTB Classic
Come experience an awesome MTB race in the heart of the Karoo with a heap of farmer's hospitality thrown in!
3rd September 2016
Jansenville Show
Jansenville Show - Date to be announced
1st March 2017
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The Mohair Experience Boutique in Jansenville just received a wonderful range of new stock. For the finest mohair products at reasonable prices, give us a call for socks, blankets, sherpers, scarves, shawls, ponchos, gloves, beanies, carpets, yarn (to knit with) and jerseys.

The Cape Journal

A Historic Guide on the town and villages as farming and trading communities. Featuring mohair and Angora goats; Present and future developments; Popular hunting farms, and accommodation.

Some of the information on this website was extracted from this informative book. It contains a lot more detail, and can be ordered from the Sid Fourie Museum.

The Cape Journal

 

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