Lying perched on a Karoo plateau north west of the Karoo National Park, Fraserburg is regarded as one of the most authentic little Karoo towns in the Nuweveld Mountains.
Lying on Route 353, off the N1 the town is fairly remote: the nearest railway station is at Leeu Gamka on the N1, and the town’s neighbours – Sutherland, Williston and Loxton – are a good hour and a half’s drive away. It is dry and hot during summer and freezing during winter. If first impressions were all that mattered, you might be forgiven for driving right through.
But Fraserburg is also rather beautiful and unspoilt – the night skies are clear and filled with stars so far away from the lights of a city (small surprise then that neighbour Sutherland is the site of the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere (SALT)); the abundance of spring flowers and the array of biodiversity of this part of the succulent Karoo is incredible; and the town is filled with a number of historical attractions.
Fraserburg forms part of the Flower Route. Between July and September people head to the Namaqualand for the incredible annual display of colourful flowers.
To read more about the town and district click on the following link Fraserburg.
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