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Olifantshoek lies at the foot of the spectacular Lange Mountains, on the Namakwari Route. It 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 boasts an abundance of adventure, natural wonders and cultural artefacts that can be explored by all enthusiasts. These activities are complemented by Olifantshoek natural beauty and tranquillity.

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Here, there are ample exciting hunting and hiking opportunities. The Neylan and the Pudu hiking trails are well worth exploring. For those who prefer archaeological adventures, 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.

One of Olifantshoek’s many natural wonders is the roaring sands. The white granular dunes of the Witsand Nature Reserve are over 100 m high and 10 km long. When disturbed by wind in hot, dry weather, these dunes emit strange roaring sounds. The white colour of the sands is caused by perennial waters that seep to the surface, leaching out the red iron oxides. This strange occurrence is truly extraordinary and a must to be witnessed!

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Olifantshoek is a superb and tranquil town. Its unique beauty and awesome attractions make it a must to experience.

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Green Kalahari

 Below are the towns located in the "Green Kalahari".

  • Askham
  • Groblershoop
  • Keimoes
  • Lime Acres
  • Olifantshoek
  • Riemvasmaak
   
  • Daniëlskuil
  • Kakamas
  • Kenhardt
  • Mier
  • Postmasburg
  • Upington
     
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