Gamtoos Tourist Attractions

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    Dr John Philip head of the London Missionary Society in South Africa, started Hankey with the the purpose of the establishment of the village was to grow mielies and corn for the LMS main station at Bethelsdorp and also to carry...
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    Sarah Baartman
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    Very little is known about the early years of this Khoekhoe girl. She was born around 1789 in the Eastern Cape, somewhere in the vicinity of the Gamtoos river. By 1806 she had moved to the Western Cape and stayed in rural...
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    Loerie Dam
    • Loerie,
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    The Loerie dam was built as part of the Kouga dam scheme with the purpose of supplying Port Elizabeth with water. The dam includes a filtration and pump system to balance the pressure in the pipelines, controlled by one of the...
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    Kouga Dam
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    The dam is a double curvature arch dam 82 m high with a storage capacity of 128,7 million m3. Provision was made in the design to allow for a future raising of the water level by some 15,2 m. The construction of the wall marked...
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    Mr Dirk Schellingerhout, resident of Hankey was the driving force behind the huge Hankey sundial.
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