Postmasburg is located in the Northern Cape of South Africa, about 170 km east of Upington, 67 km
north of Griquatown and 58 km west-south-west of Daniëlskuil.
The town is completely surrounded by beautiful green foliage fed by a dam and several shimmering
fountains. It was proclaimed a town in 1892 and named after Reverend J Postma, a founding
member of the Dutch Reformed Church.
Postmasburg even had its own diamond rush with the first diamond discovered in 1918 and resulting
in the growth of open-cast mining. The mine was permanently flooded in 1935 and as a result, just
like Kimberley, Postmasburg could also boast its very own "Big Hole" which is over 45m deep and
filled with fish. It's a beautiful sight visited by many. Although diamonds are still mined, the most
important mineral is manganese.
There has been a few archaeological findings in the area. A site, known as Blinkklipkop ("Shining
Rock Hill") shows that the Khoisan attempted mining in this area as early as 700 AD. They mined
specularite, which is a soft form of haematite. This stone was used as a cosmetic as well as in certain
Postmasburg has spectacular architecture and many historical sites. An old blue dolomite stone
Reformed Church built in 1908 can be visited with the Reverend Dirk Postma Statue nearby. There is
also an impressive gun known as "Howitzer Gun" which stands at the civic centre in honour of the
men of Postmasburg who died during World War II.
For adventure seekers, there are plenty of thrilling 4x4 trails, hiking and biking in the area. Unlike
many other places in the arid Kalahari, Postmasburg is ideally fed by a large dam and continuously
flourishing. There are excellent amenities to complement the tranquillity and beauty.
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