Douglas

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Geography and History

Douglas is a small town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.  Douglas is a thriving town situated near the confluence of the Orange River and its main tributary, the Vaal River.

Douglas was founded in 1848 as a mission station on the farm Backhouse, by the Reverend Isaac Hughes. In 1867, a group of Europeans from Griquatown signed an agreement giving them the right to establish a town.  Douglas was named after General Sir Percy Douglas, Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Colony.

 

Activities

Die Neus - A scenic spot 14km from town, Die Neus is on the confluence of the Orange and Vaal Rivers.

Douglas Wine Cellar - Established in 1968,  the cellar produces a wide variety of table and dessert wines.  Visitors are welcome.

Driekopseiland - Some 3 000 rock engravings and petroglyphs spread over a large area of glacial pavement in the Riet River bed. Some portray animals, but most are abstract or entoptic designs relating to San religious experience.

Sport - Excellent freshwater fishing on the Vaal and river rafting on the Orange River.  For guided walks, Tel:   053 298 2645.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation in Douglas includes B&B’s, Guesthouses, Farm Stays, Camping and Self Catering.

Douglas Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://experiencenortherncape.com
Telephone: +27 (0)53 832 2657
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