De Aar, a beautiful town in the heart of the Karoo in the Northern Cape, with a population of 40 000,
is the biggest town in this region. The name "De Aar" means vein and it is relevant to the town as it
has a solid "vein" of underground of water supply.
De Aar is also the second biggest Railway junction in South Africa and has one of the biggest
Ammunition Depots in the world. The town has a few restaurants, food and furniture stores, banks,
accommodation facilities, good medical facilities, an Old Age home, as well as many other businesses
that serve the daily needs of residents.
The schools offer a high standard of education and there is a Technikon offering tertiary studies.
Places of interest include the House of Olive Schreiner (famous author and feminist who wrote The
Story of an African Farm and Women and Labor), which now serves as a restaurant. A local weather
station which sends off a weather balloon regularly is another attraction.
The region holds many world and local paragliding records and for the adrenaline junkies there is a
local paragliding school which offers courses and tandem flights. Brandfontein Farm, just outside De
Aar, is home to many Khoisan paintings and engravings.
De Aar hosts two major shows every year, the Central Karoo show, where farmers from all over the
Karoo showcase their best stock as well as the Karoo Fees, which is a cultural event with many bands
and other activities.
De Aar offers something to suit ever buyer and budget. If the peace and quiet of the Karoo if for you,
you will find it here, and if you want to run a business for which you need "feet" you will also find it
here. This is the "Growing Jewel" in the Karoo.
There is a variety of well-priced property options to choose from. Seeff De Aar offers unique local
area insight and our team of real estate agents can assist with all your property needs, from
residential to agricultural and commercial sales, rentals and investments.