Province: Western Cape
Garden Route
Coordinates:33.3°S 22.333°E

Area:3.27 km2
Municipality: Prince Albert

Klaarstroom was originally called Pietersburg The current name means “Clear stream” This would refer to the water that flows off the Swartburg mountains. As a result of this water, the vineyards flourish and produce wonderful grapes. This in turn produces the best Witblits which is a distilled spirit from the grapes. There are those who swear by its medicinal qualities, others insist it affects eyesight.
The otherwise sleepy town was the scene of a commotion during the Anglo-Boer War when Denys Reitz and his flying commando galloped through the British-held town.
The town has kept its rural sleepy atmosphere but there is a dam in the area that is offered as a skinny dipping venue.
Klaarstroom also has its own ghost story ” The wandering Jew of the Swartburg. An old smous (hawker) who rides with visitors and then disappears.

The postcode for Klaarstroom is 6932

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 079 893 9995
  • Traffic department: Prince Albert 023 541 1648 / 648 / 306
  • Fire: Prince Albert – 0842796430 or 0822200848
  • Water:0822200848
  • Electricity:023 5411320, after hours on tel: 0822200848
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Post Agency – 023 541 1667
  • Library:023 541 1193
  • Closest hospital; Prince Albert 023 541 1300/ 1301
  • Clinic; Sub-District Office – 023 5411 300
  • Pharmacy;
  • SPCA: The De Rust Animal Health Trust 082 297 6977
  • Schools:Klaarstroom Primary 023-541-1993                                                                            [/vc_column_text]

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