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Victoria West Accommodation

Die Pophuis Hoekie

Self Catering in Victoria West

...Die Pophuis Hoekie provides authentic self catering cottages in Victoria West in the Karoo, Northern Cape. Our self catering accommodation consists of 7 owner-managed, air conditioned, restored Karoo cottages and 3 en suite units - fully walled and brightly lit up at night, with ample safe parking and plenty of space to stretch your legs after a long journey. (Accommodation ranges from 2-sleepers up to a 8-sleeper). Security guard on duty on premises every day from 7pm -7am. Victoria West is situated in the Great Karoo on the N12, (far less trucks!!) nearly half way between Johannesburg and Cape Town via Kimberley, 61km north of Three Sisters Ultra City. All our self catering cottages have their own entrance with ornamental vine pergola providing the necessary shade in summer and ample sun in winter. Each cottage also has braai facilities. What better time to shop for some local, famous "Karoo lamb" for that extra special meal. We are pet friendly! For those interested in history, we are located in the same road as the Victoria West Museum which is well worth a visit and gives a tremendous overview of the town and it's origin. The Victoria West Museum consists of two halls: the B.J. Kempen Hall (Fossil Hall), covering the prehistory and natural history of the Karoo, and the Cultural History Hall, depicting the history of Victoria West, its people and environs. The town of Victoria West was founded in 1843, when the Dutch Reformed Church bought a portion of the farm Zeekoegat. The town was named after Queen Victoria, but to avoid confusion with an Eastern Cape district of the same name, the "West" was added at a later stage.
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Victoria West

Victoria West is a small Karoo town situated on the N12 highway some 150 kilometres to the north of Beaufort West. The town is wedged in between two mountains and a river and is an excellent stepping off point for visitors to the Great Karoo. The land is beautiful, wild and open, with rough mountains alternating with stony plains, saltpans and sand. The riverine rabbit, an endangered species, is found in the Victoria West region, and specifically in the Victoria West Nature Reserve.

The Great Karoo once teemed with vast herds of springbok, but the grazing has now been taken over by large flocks of sheep, which give rise to the world famous Karoo Lamb. The town gets its name from the British Queen Victoria and was established in 1843. Visitors to Victoria West can be sure to get a warm Karoo welcome from the very hospitable locals. Summers here are warm and dry, but visitors should be sure to take something warm to wear in wintertime, when it can become very cold at night.


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