Experience the Northern Cape, South Africa

A servant was told it represented hope and made an imitation from tin which was nailed to the farm entrance. In 1866 a diamond, ‘Eureka’, was found and, in 1868, on the farm Zandfontein, the 83,5 carat ‘Star of South Africa’ diamond was discovered. Today, Hopetown is a farming town.


33 Church Street

A cutting mark from the ‘Star of South Africa’ was made on a window here to test its authenticity.

Battle of Belmont

Memorials and information panels are part of the N12 Battlefield Route.


At Orange River Station.

Concentration Camp Cemetery

On the Kromhout Landgoed, Doornbult.

Convict Stone

For lack of a holding cell in the old magistrate’s building, convicts were secured to this stone.

Old Wagon Bridge

Predates the Anglo-Boer War, when one span was dropped and subsequently restored.

Sport & Adventure

Abseiling; angling; bird-watching; game-viewing; hiking; 4x4ing; white water rafting.

Town information

Church Str Hopetown 8750 Tel 053 203 0008