Fraserburg is a town in the Karoo region of South Africa's Northern Cape province. It is situated at an altitude of 1,260m on a high Karoo plateau, north of the Nuweveld Mountains. It is currently included in the southern Namakwa DM. The town has some of the coldest winters in South Africa.
The nearest towns are Williston, Sutherland, Loxton and Leeu-Gamka, all of which are more than 100 km distant.
A particularly good example of a Corbelled house can be found in the town, there are others in the district. Fraserburg is also well known for the large number of unique and well preserved fossil finds that litter the surrounding area.
It was established in 1851 on the farm Rietfontein, and named after the Scottish immigrant Reverend Colin Fraser. Prior to the town establishment the earliest known inhabitants of the area were the San people and their artifacts can still be found in the area. The first Europeans to arrive in the region were Trekboers who arrived in 1759. The first settler to be recorded in these parts was Willem Steenkamp, after whom the Steenkampsberg is named. There are many Victorian era houses in the town dating to the era of the Wool boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A view of the Fraserburg skyline at dusk. The windmills that the Karoo is famous for are clearly visible in the foreground and background.
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:49:50 -0700
In particular, he reports that areas of continuing concern for flooding include Beaumont Drive, Fraserburg Road (Colony and Sherwood Forest Roads), the Island Way area, Muskoka Pines, River Road, Santa's Village Road, Springdale Shores and Wilson's ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:48:11 -0700
Sisson said this will cause continued flooding in low-lying areas in the Fraserburg area. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Lake Muskoka's water levels rose four centimetres since yesterday morning. Although the rate of rise appears to be ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:40:00 -0700
“As discharge from the Baysville Dam continues due to rising water levels in Lake of Bays, the south branch (Muskoka River) flows continue to increase, resulting in further flooding on Fraserburg Road in the areas of Colony Road, Crockford Road and ...
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:22:29 -0700
Areas of particular concern are: River Road, Wilson's Falls Road, Springdale Shores and Springdale Park Road, Santa's Village Road, Beaumont Drive, Fraserburg Road (Colony and Sherwood Forest Roads) and Muskoka Pines Road. The following roads ...
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