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Welcome to the page that tells you more about Britstown...





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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.


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.



Take a look at the things you can see or do in and around Britstown...


Transkaroo Country Lodge Tea Garden  - Market Street - Tel : 053-6720027



Bushman rock art at Brakwater - Tel : 053-6722222 and at Maritzdam - Tel : 053-6724111/3


Dutch Reformed Church (1877) - Church Street

Museum in the Holy Trinity Church - Raath Street - Tel : 053-6720003


Transport Museum - Richmond Street - Tel : 053-6720003


Arts & Crafts at the Kambro Road Stall - 21km outside Britstown on the N12 to Kimberley - Tel : 053-6720408

Stop over in Olde Worlde Style. Just half-way between Johannesburg and Cape Town.  You’ll find an outspan that’s hard to equal – Kambro Road Stall’s overnight houses.


Fully equipped with TV, fridge, etc.

Braai facilities and wood available.

Meals available.

Cages for pets.


Great hiking.




A Museum in the former Anglican Church








TOURS - (strictly by prior arrangement)


Van Rensburg Primary School  -  Tel : 053-6720173


Luvuyo Primary School  -  Tel : 053-6720075



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