Victoria West is a town in the central Karoo. It is situated on the main N12 route, at an elevation of 1,300 metres.
The town was laid out on the bank of the Brakrivier watercourse in 1843. The Dutch Reformed Church bought the farm Zeekoegat from the estate of J.H. Classens.
It was named Victoria in 1844 after Queen Victoria. The name was amended to Victoria West in 1855 to distinguish it from an Eastern Cape district. In 1859 the town acquired municipal status.
The town is steeped in tradition, a long history and an atmosphere of pride and friendliness.
Attractions in Victoria-West include:
– There are several hiking and mountain biking trails.
– When you enter from Loxton you will pass a unique collection of Victorian Houses.
- The Victoria Trading Post has collectibles for sale.
– The Apollo theatre is the last remaining Art Deco cinema in the whole of South Africa
– The annual Agricultural show in February each year
– There are several Game Lodges in the area
– The Victoria West Museum
– The Victoria West Nature Reserve is habitat to the rare Riverine Rabbit.
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