Klawer

Southern edge of the flower kingdom

History

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates: 31°47′S 18°37′E
Area: 6.41 km2
Municipality: Matzikama

The railway station that precipitated the development of Klawer was opened in 1914. This was established to service the Olifants River Valley.
The small town is named after a type of wild clover, Klawer is “clover” in Afrikaans. The plant springs up after the rains.
Klawer is at the Southern edge of the flower kingdom and is ablaze with colour during August and September, particularly after a good rainy season.

The license plate prefix for Klawer is CCP and the postcode is 8145

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Things to see and do in Klawer:

  • Doring River offers river rafting as well as hiking trails on which San rock art can be viewed.
  • Klawer Wine Cellar was founded in 1956

Useful Numbers

  • Police: 027 216 8060
  • Traffic department:027 213-1379
  • Fire: Vredendal- 027 213-1379.
  • Water:027 201 3404
  • Electricity:082 3237463
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; post agency; 027 216 1024
  • Library: 027 2013463
  • Closest hospital; Vredendal 027 213 2036
  • Pharmacy; 027 2172100
  • SPCA: matzikama dierebeskerming 027 213 4182
  • Schools: Klawer primary 027 216 1507
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