History of Dysseldorp

Province: Western Cape
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Coordinates:33°34′S 22°26′E
Area:12.45 km2
Municipality -Oudtshoorn

Dysseldorp was established in 1838 by a London missionary group. It is divided into villages namely Bokkraal, Bloupunt, Waaikraal, and Varenskllof. Ou Dysseldorp. Farm no 234 was divided into agricultural and residential allotments.  148 “coloured” families were granted freehold rights and were allocated plots of land. The plots were surveyed in terms of a law passed in 1873. These grants were known as spykergrond (nail ground) because long nails were driven into the ground in order to mark the boundaries of the plots.

The postcode for Dysseldorp is 6628

WEATHER IN DYSSELDORP TODAY

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Things to see and do in Dysseldorp

  • Against the hillside of the Kamanassie Mountains is a zig-zag road leading up to a small Roman Catholic chapel. Visits by appointment only.

 

Useful Numbers

  • Municipality – 044 251 6013/ 044 203 3000
  • Police: 044 251 5413
  • Traffic department: Oudtshoorn 044 203 3910
  • Fire: Oudtshoorn – 044 203 3110
  • Water / Sewerage after hours: 044 272 2225
  • Electricity:044 203 3159
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;044 251 6310
  • Library;044 203 3000
  • SPCA:044 878 1990
  • Closest hospital;Dysselsdorp Hospital-ER-044 251 601
  • Clinic- 044 251 6013
  • Schools;
  • Dysselsdorp Secondary School – 0442516323
  • P.J. Badenhorst Primary School – 0442516684
  • Saint Konrad RK Primary School – 044 272 6395                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/vc_column_text]
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