Eksteenfontein, the settlement in the Richtersveld was named after Ds Peter Eksteen who served the first church congregation in 1945. The town is mostly populated by a group of people originally known as ‘Bo-Sluis Basters’ who settled there in the 1940’s as a result of the apartheid’s separatism policies of the day.
Today the community has become very close-knit and thrive on stock farming and working on the various diamond mines in the Richtersveld.
From Eksteenfontein to Rooiberg Conservancy Area.
Local field guides take visitors to see a wide variety of succulents, some very rare. Also guided 4×4 routes.
Making Richtersveld motives on T-shirts and fabrics.
Eksteenfontein Information Centre Tel/Fax 027 851 7108