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 StreetA cutting mark from the ‘Star of South Africa’ was made on a window here to test its authenticity.
Battle of BelmontMemorials and information panels are part of the N12 Battlefield Route.
BlockhouseAt Orange River Station.
Concentration Camp CemeteryOn the Kromhout Landgoed, Doornbult.
Convict StoneFor lack of a holding cell in the old magistrate’s building, convicts were secured to this stone.
Old Wagon BridgePredates the Anglo-Boer War, when one span was dropped and subsequently restored.
Sport & AdventureAbseiling; angling; bird-watching; game-viewing; hiking; 4x4ing; white water rafting.
Church Str Hopetown 8750 Tel 053 203 0008