The biggest District Municipality geographically in South Africa
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Williston

120km east of Calvinia
Originally a Rhenish mission station, Amandelboom, founded in 1845 on the banks of the Sak River to house wanderers trekking from spring to spring in search of grazing west of the Karee Mountains, the town was renamed in 1883 after a former British Cape Colonial Secretary, Colonel Hampden Willis. An important road junction linking most Hantam towns, Williston lies in sheep-farming country bound by the Slangberg (Snake Mountain) Range in the south and a series of pans in the north.
 
Williston
 
Karoo Hoogland Municipality
Tel 053 391 3003 Fax 053 391 3294
Email hooglandtourism@telkomsa.net
Web www.karoohoogland.co.za
ATTRACTIONS
Corbelled Houses Houses, built by pioneers using undressed stones, unique to South Africa.
Museum An early mission church (1884) is now used to house a museum.
Tomb Stone Route Sandstone stones, created by local craftsmen, using handmade tools.
Singkoppe (Singing Hills) from where sacred song reverberated during the founding years of the mission station (Amandelboom).
Zak River A seasonal river where unique riverbed irrigation is practiced.
ACCOMODATION
Annie’s Inn B&B
GRADING HH
Tel/Fax 053 391 3541 Cell 083 456 6527
Soek-‘n -Slapie GRADING HHH
Tel 053 391 3146 Fax 053 391 3329
Email soeknslapie@telkomsa.net
Web www.karoohoogland.co.za
Williston B&B & Succulent Nursery
GRADING HH
Tel 053 391 3069 Cell 072 074 0919
 
Petroglyphs near Peace of Paradise ©
Steve Newbould
Fax 086 219 8712 Email zakrivier@hantam.co.za
 
singkoppe