Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa

Bredasdorp, South Africa.

Bredasdorp is a small farming town situated 25 kilometres north of Cape Agulhas. Set in the heart of the Overberg, Bredesdorp is a centre for wool, grain and dairy farming. This town was founded in 1838 and named after the father of South Africa's merino sheep industry and Cape Town's first major, Michael van Breda.

Bredasdorp is the closest town of any significance to Cape Agulhas and to the De Hoop Nature Reserve. It is home to a few shops and an interesting museum dedicated to shipwrecks. There is also an architecture museum and many fine examples of Cape Gothic style architecture dating from the 19th Century.

This town has recently grown due to the South African Air Force Missile Testing Range, which was established in 1986. This testing range is located near Arniston. The wonderfully preserved Moravian mission village of Elim is located in close proximity.

Bredasdorp is situated about 50 kilometres from the N2. There are town routes that you can take, the R317 and the R319, which describe a triangle with the N2. Therefore, the shortest route is the one nearest to your starting point. The nearest airport is situated in Cape Town, about 200 kilometres away.

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