The above image will soon be replaced with the town badge of Britstown...
BRITSTOWN POSTCARD : A typical dozy Karoo hamlet surrounded by sheep farms. Also home to a number of excellent painters and other artists, especially makers of curios and screenprinted articles. famous for its Transkaroo Country Lodge and other fine accommodation.
THE TOWN IN A NUTSHELL
Britstown was named after a prominent farmer, Hans Brits, a man who accompanied Dr Livingston on his adventures into the interior and then settled on the farm Gemsbokfontein. In 1877 an association of local men, headed by T.P Theron, purchased a portion of the farm on which they founded a community centre and built a church and.
Britstown used to be an important stopover on the Diamond Way, the road between Three Sisters and Johannesburg via Kimberley.
Britstown is in the centre of the sheep, wool and mutton industry of the Upper Karoo. Springbuk hunting is also very popular.
The Smartt Syndicate Irrigation Scheme situated 25 kilometers west of Britstown provides water to lucern and wheat farmers.
There is a museum in the former Anglican Church next to the Municipal offices.
For accomodation in town there is a hotel and three guest houses, tourist rooms and a guest flat as well as a caravan park.. There are two other guesthouses in the district.
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SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
Also see : http://www.smartsafaris.co.za