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OLIFANTSHOEK

This is the only town lying at the foot of the Langeberg.

This is the only town lying at the foot of the Langeberg; Olifantshoek is a farming town close to two game ranches on the Namakwari Route..

This is the only town lying at the foot of the Langeberg; Olifantshoek is a farming town close to two game ranches on the Namakwari Route.

Founded in 1895, the village is called the ‘Gateway to the White and Roaring Sands’, 78km south of the town. The town was founded in 1897. The town used to be the land of the Tswana, where tribes like Batlhaping and Batlharo used to dwell. Olifantshoek boasts an abundance of adventure, natural wonders and cultural artefacts that can be explored by all enthusiasts.

It is Northwest of Kathu, Northeast of Kuruman and Southwest of Upington. In the year 2000 Olifantshoek Municipality became part of Tsantsabane Local Municipality until 2006 when it was amalgamated into Gamagara Local Municipality. The town is a low/medium density residential area, but due to the new developments which are underway it will in future becomes high density residential area. Other developments include a 18 hole golf course.