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.
A cutting mark from the ‘Star of South Africa’ was made on a window here to test its authenticity.
Memorials and information panels are part of the N12 Battlefield Route.
For lack of a holding cell in the old magistrate’s building, convicts were secured to this stone.
Predates the Anglo-Boer War, when one span was dropped and subsequently restored.
Abseiling; angling; bird-watching; game-viewing; hiking; 4x4ing; white water rafting.