Geography and History
Olifantshoek lies at the foot of the spectacular Lange Mountains, on the Namakwari Route in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Olifantshoek was officially founded in 1912.
Olifantshoek is named after the tusk of an elephant which was used as payment for the farm on which the town was built. In addition, many elephant bones were found in the vicinity.
Olifantshoek offers much adventure, many natural wonders and cultural artefacts that can be explored by all enthusiasts. These activities are complemented by Olifantshoek natural beauty and tranquillity.
Witsand Nature Reserve - Where stunning white sand dunes stand out in contrast to the red dunes that surround them. These white dunes are also known as the Kalahari Roaring Sands due to the sounds they make under certain conditions.
There are many hunting and hiking opportunities in the Olifantshoek area. The Neylan and the Pudu hiking trails are well worth exploring.
There are numerous San Rock art paintings and engravings which can be viewed on Meerlust and Pan Heuwel farms. Learn how the San described animals as well as their many fascinating hunting antics.
There is also an interesting war grave dating back to 1879 during Galeshewe's war which can be witnessed on the farm Fuller.
Accommodation in Olifantshoek includes Guest Lodges, Game Farms, B&B's, self catering and camping establishments.
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