Brandvlei was developed near the dry river bed of the Sak River in the heart of Bushmanland where “Ou Brand”, a 19th-century trekboer (nomadic pastoralist), settled. The town was cut in two by a flash-flood in 1961, recovered, and a municipality was formed in 1962.
The salt pans are transformed into bird sanctuaries after the summer rains (Nov-Mar).
Built in Neo-Gothic style.
Two farms exhibiting splendid displays of San rock engravings.
In 1929, Sir Malcolm Campbell unsuccessfully attempted to break the world land-speed record here by travelling over 300mph in his Bluebird 1.
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