Experience the Northern Cape, South Africa

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).

Dutch Reformed Church

Built in Neo-Gothic style.

Lekkerlê and Kans

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.

Town information

Namakwa Tourism
Tel: +27 (0) 27 712 8034/5