Vermaaklikheid

Vermaaklikheid means joyful but this town was the site of a tollgate.

History of Vermaaklikheid

Province: Western Cape
Overberg
Coordinates:34°18′S 21°2′E
Municipality: Hessequa

Meaning of the name

Vermaaklikheid is on the bank of the Duiwenhoks river just South of Heidelberg. The name means amusement or entertainment in Afrikaans. The name may refer to The town’s small industry involving sweet potatoes and witblits.

Economy of vermaaklikheid

There are a few “Capestyle” cottages along a gravel road with some fruit and olive plantations.
The lime-rich soil in the area, in the past sustained hannepoort vineyards. A large farm of 15000 hectares was subdivided and now there are small farms. This little community was once the perfect halfway station between Stilbaai and Riversdale. A toll house was built here for the collection of road taxes:

The postcode for Vermaaklikheid is 6671

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Things to see and do in Vermaaklikheid

  • Blombos” Nature reserve,
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve

Useful Numbers

  • Municipality; Hessequa Main Switchboard:028 713 8000 ward 3
  • Emergency Number:084 014 1828
  • Police: Riversdale -10111 or 028 713 8500
  • Traffic department: Riversdale Traffic Department-028 713 8000
  • Fire: 083 9411 653 House & Structural Fires-084 014 1828
  • Water: 028 713 8000
  • Electricity: 028 713 8000
  • Ambulance: 10177/028 713 4554
  • Post office; Riversdale Post Office-028 713 1168 Stilbaai 028 754 1115
  • Library: 072 760 6232 Vermaaklikheid Public Library
  • Closest hospital; Riversdale 028 713 2445
  • Clinic; Slangrivier Clinic028 722 2522
  • Pharmacy; Riversdale Pharmacy-028 713 1089
  • SPCA: Garden Route 044 693 0824 Riversdal Dierekliniek-028 713 1123
  • Schools; Vermaaklikheid VGK primary school
  • Tourism;  Hessequa Tourism:028 713 7829

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