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Klaarstroom, Western Cape – South Africa

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Klaarstroom is a village on the polular Route 66, about 60 km east of Prince Albert and 95 km north-west of Uniondale, that starts in Cape Town and ends in Colchester.

Klaarstroom is positioned at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains at the Great Karoo entrance to Meiringspoort, a spectacular gorge through the Swartberg mountain range.

Meaning of Klaarstroom

Klaarstroom means ‘clear waters’, it is said that the vineyards in the area produce fantastic grapes.

The Wandering Jew of the Swartberg

Legend has it that the The ‘Wandering Jew of the Swartberg’, is an old smous (hawker) who rides in cars with tourists and then disappears.

Adolph Gustav Bernhard

Adolph Gustav Bernhardt was a young German who took over the local wool washing plant. The wool-washing facility has long since disappeared, and with that; time, technology, the railroad and modern highways passed Klaarstroom by.

Stretch your legs and go for a walk!

Visitors can look forward to stretching their legs and going for a walk in the foothills of the Swartberg.