Deep within the Karoo Heartland, along the Kraai River banks, lies the 1 500 hectares of the Fonteinbos Nature Reserve. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. Thank you very much for your assistance with my accommodation at the Durban beach hotel. The steeple is thought to be the tallest in the country at a little over fifty metres in height. A variety of walking trails and a twenty kilometre circular drive within the reserve are available to visitors. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Aberdeen is dwarfed by the vast Plains of the Camdeboo stretching from the mountainous escarpment to the north across an infinity of open space to the south. I have already positively responded to the survey and have included attached herewith some photos for publication. Virtually 20 000 hectares of gorgeous foothills of the Sneeuberg that includes a section of low lying plains and the famed dolerites that are formed from jointed pillars. SA-Venues.com © 1999-2020. South Africa. The influx of many people escaping the hustle and bustle of city life have breathed new life into Aberdeen with many of the old buildings lovingly restored to their former glory, providing a peaceful and un-hurried lifestyle to residents which can only be found in out of the way country towns. The panels were created by combining lamb’s wool and various textiles including a variety of old pyjamas donated by the community of Aberdeen that were pasted onto a background of hessian. Aberdeen is dwarfed by the vast Plains of the Camdeboo stretching from the mountainous escarpment to the north across an infinity of open space to the south. Aberdeen.
Carmen Villa, Pagel House, Villeria, De Denne and Greenfield House are some of the finest examples. Explore Aberdeen. The town is filled with pretty examples of Victorian architecture, and the steepled Dutch Reformed church with its 50 metre tower (the highest in South Africa) alone is worth a drive through the town for. Lying in amidst the Camdeboo Mountains (don't you just love the name Camdeboo - it comes from a Khoi word that means 'green hollow', which should give you an indication of the surrounds), Aberdeen is a small town just south west of the N1 where it leaves the Karoo National Park, or alternatively, part way between Middelburg and the Baviaanskloof on the N9. A number of artists call the village 'home', unsurprisingly, as there is something about it that makes one want to stay. It's no surprise that the Valley is a National Monument of both geological and scenic importance. The weather... Aberdeen is situated on the N9 between Graaff Reinet and Willomore. A stroll through the cemetery tells the story of the town from its early settler beginnings, through the tumultuous days of the 2nd Anglo Boer War, which had a profound impact on the residents of Aberdeen, through the difficult days of the Great Depression of the 1930s up until the present day. In stark contrast with the imposing Dutch Reformed Church, the Methodist Church is a simple stone rectangular building, with Gothic buttresses and arched windows. The panels were inaugurated at the midnight service on 31 December 1999. At the western entrance to the church there are two olive trees. The whole town is a bit old-fashioned, but that's what we liked about it! Aberdeen is a declared architectural conservation town and a veritable repository of styles including Victorian, Georgian, Karoo, German, Gothic Revival, Russian, Art Nouveau and Flemish Revival. The Lawrence de Lange Nature Reserve is characterised by semi-arid vegetation. The imposing building features somewhat incongruous Scottish Baronial, Flemish Revival and Japanese design elements together with two heraldic dragons or griffins and a terracotta roof. The Methodist church, on the corner of Grey and Brand Street is the oldest church in Aberdeen. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. The surrounding district is renowned for its mohair and wool production falling within one of the largest mohair producing regions in South Africa. Constructed in Cape Gothic style the church was completed in 1907. Aberdeen is a surprise to travellers boasting a well preserved architectural heritage with a spectacular array of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Gothic Revival and Flemish Revival styles cheek by jowl with the typical Karoo style cottages interspersed throughout the town. Lying in amidst the Camdeboo Mountains (don't you just love the name Camdeboo - it comes from a Khoi word that means 'green hollow', which should give you an indication of the surrounds), Aberdeen is a small town just south west of the N1 where it leaves the Karoo National Park, or alternatively, part way between Middelburg and the Baviaanskloof on the N9.

Aberdeen Accommodation. The church uniquely features twenty panels depicting biblical scenes which were conceptualised to improve the acoustics in the church hall. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weatherreports, maps & tropical weather conditions for the Aberdeen area.
Aberdeen, situated in the delightful Camdeboo Plains of the Eastern Karoo on the N9 between Graaff Reinet and the Garden Route, offers history for the mind and peace for the soul. Best Dining in Aberdeen, Eastern Cape: See 19 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of Aberdeen restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. This part of the park is known as the Valley of Desolation - a process of soil erosion has left these dolerite pillars that stand as high as 120 metres. It was relaxing and the buildings were interesting. The Dutch Reformed Church dominates the central square in Aberdeen and indeed the entire town. To add insult to injury the confused builders were not paid for their work. The bell tower is topped with a belfry of cast iron lace-work. All reviews are verified. Aberdeen's delight is its seemingly unending source of water which comes from a spring ("Die Oog") in the Fonteinbos just outside the town. Very nice holiday in Aberdeen. Five ladies and a young man from Aberdeen handled the artworks and together with many local helpers they completed the task in a mere four months. Excellent examples of the ostrich baron dwellings can be seen. SA Places. Fossilised dinosaur tracks can also be seen imprinted in the sedimentary rock formations within the reserve. 1997-2020 © All Rights Reserved. The reserve plays host to an abundance of bird life as well as vervet monkeys, springbok, ostrich and some kudu. Just across the N9 highway from Aberdeen the 1500-hectare Fonteinbos Nature Reserve situated along the banks of the seasonal Kraai or Crow River is home to a variety of wildlife and birdlife at home in the Karoo.