Jansenville Articles

  • Klipplaat Town

    Klipplaat Town

    Klipplaat today is like any town in drought-stricken rural Eastern Cape; where whites are poor and the coloureds and blacks even worse off. However,...
    Monday, 20th November 2017
  • Jansenville Town

    Jansenville Town

    This little town of Jansenville owes its origins to the Dutch Reformed Church which formed a parish there in 1854 named after the last Dutch Governor...
    Monday, 20th November 2017
  • Waterford Village

    Waterford Village

    The farm Waterford was owned by two Irish Immigrant brothers, John and Thomas Rafferty, who realized the potential of the erf; which although it was...
    Monday, 20th November 2017
  • Jansenville Flora

    Jansenville Flora

    Many geological ages ago, South Africa's Great Karoo region was a mighty lake. (The word Karoo is derived from the Khoi or Hottentot word "karusa"...
    Monday, 20th November 2017
  • Jansenville - Hub of the Mohair Industry

    Jansenville - Hub of the Mohair Industry

    The earliest Angora flock in the Jansenville district was established from high quality imported stock by William Cary Hobson at the farm Martyrsford...
    Monday, 20th November 2017
  • The Sundays River

    The Sundays River

    The Sundays River enters the Jansenville district on a farm called "Vaaldraai" and leaves the district on a farm called "Vaaldraai", 112km away. A...
    Monday, 20th November 2017