History

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates:32°51′53″S 18°41′46″E
Area:2.98 km2
Municipality: Bergrivier
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Goedverwacht was established on a part of a cattle farm called Burgershoek and was established in 1810. The farm was owned by Hendrik Schalk Burger. In his old age, he was cared for by his slave Christiana Maniesa. In his will, he left the farm to her and her five children. The will was very clear and it held up in court despite his children’s attempts to dispute it. when Maniesa’s last child died, Moravian missionaries bought the farm established a mission station and built a beautiful church in 1846. The water mill in the village along with the church and parsonage are all national monuments. 
Goedverwacht is a pretty town  and the settlement is characterized by historic whitewashed thatched homes with brightly painted windows and doors.,the main road is lined with fruit trees and gardens.

The postal code for Goedverwacht is 7323. (sTreets) and 7323.(Boxes)

 

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Things to do and see in Goedverwacht

  • There is a festival held annually by the Goedverwacht Development Forum called the Snoek and Patat Fees.
  • The old water mill – now the Mill Museum, the parsonage as well as the church are all National Monuments
  • Visitors can stock up on fresh locally grown produce at the Mission Store
  • Whitewashed thatched homes with brightly painted windows and doors.
  • August to late September, enjoy the abundant wildflowers and fynbos in full bloom

Useful Numbers

  • Police: Piketberg 0229138800
  • Municipality; Veldrif- 022 783 1112
  • Traffic department: 022 783 1112
  • Fire: 083 272 3714 022 433 8700
  • Water:083 272 4136/35
  • Electricity:022 783 1112
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Piketberg 022 913 1200
  • Library:022 9124505
  • Closest hospital; clinic0229124322
  • Pharmacy;Picketberg Clicks 022 913 3197
  • SPCA: west coast 022 289 0998
  • Schools:Goedverwacht Mor Primary School 073 174 4148
  • Museum; Goedverwaght Meul museum 062 132 6042                                                    [/vc_column_text]
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