History of Wupperthal

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates: 19° 12′ 19.80″ E 32° 16′ 16.20″ S
Area:
Municipality: Cedarberg

Wupperthal is a village in the Cedarberg. It was founded in 1830 by two German Rhenish missionaries. JG Leipoldt grandfather of the poet C Louis Leipoldt and Baron Theobald von Wurmb. They bought the farm on the banks of the Tra Tra River. The population increased after 1838 when a large number of freed slaves moved there. The missionaries taught the flock skills such as millinery, bricklaying, thatching, and shoemaking. Today the economy of the town revolves around the cultivation of fruit. Three terraces of thatched and whitewashed houses each have their own garden. Water is transported in open furrows in the narrow lanes.

The postcode for Wupperthal is 8138

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Useful Numbers in Wupperthal

  • Police: Clanwilliam 027 482 8181
  • Traffic department: Clanwilliam 027 482 8016
  • Fire: 027 482 1775 078 306 8771
  • Water: Clanwilliam 082 889 8202
  • Electricity: Clanwilliam 082 907 9494
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; postal agency 027 482 3005
  • Library: depot 027 492 3051
  • Closest hospital; clinic 027 492 3010
  • Pharmacy; Clanwilliam 027 482 1071
  • SPCA: Clanwilliam animal welfare 027 482 2333/ 082 264 5122.
  • Schools:Wupperthal primary 027 492 3996
  • Tourism: 027 482 2024

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