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Gecko3787x700Discover the magic of the reemerging Karoo town, Touws River. Once know as Montague Roads and before that Daos ab, this little town might have been somewhat forgotten, but is far from gone. As the first town of the Karoo, coming from the Cape, it is known as the “Gateway to the Karoo” and driving the other direction: “Gateway to the Boland”.

Gecko Unsized 21 of 81This Central Karoo town has one of the richest and most diverse histories and once played a crucial role in the developing railway sector of South Africa, hence still known as a railway town. Touws River has seen the humble bushman trek across its vast undulating planes, witnessed the Griekwas briefly find refuge here and can give testimony to the arrival of man and machine. It saw the transition of trains going from steam to diesel and then electricity and over the years have accommodated many great and influential iconic figures like John Douglas Logan, founder of Matjiesfontein and Sir Thomas Bain whom helped with the construction of a pipeline to supply the emerging town with water.
Traveling through town the history becomes even more apparent when you visit the various monuments including a class 23 locomotive, a language monument dedicated to the Afrikaans language, the Delville Wood monument in memory of local residents that fought in the Great War and even a monument in memory of an astrological event that attracted astrologers from across the globe to come and view the transit of Venus both in 1882 and again in 2004 and 2012.
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Directions

How to get to Touws River? Whether you are coming from the Cape or up North, the N1 National Highway will bring you to Touws River.

What to Pack

Touws River has a unique climate and you might want to come prepared. We have put together a list of things you might need.

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Sometimes thing goes wrong. Luckily we have you covered when you need some help. Here you will find important emergency numbers.

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Chincherinchee

  Black Dot Chincherinchee( Wonder Flower, Star of Bethlehem)
  
With a little bit of imagination the black dots looks like a heart.....     
                             
                                                                                                                                           The common name Chincherinchee is a translation of the Afrikaans name for this species,
                                                                                                                                            tjienkerientjee, which refers to the sound made by stalks rubbed together.   
                Black Dot Chincherinchee                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           Chincherinchee blooms between August to December.
 Their star-shaped, bell-like flowers are very decorative and tend to be extremely fragrant.                                                                                                                                                                               Interesting Fact: One common name( Wonder Flower ) was believed to be used because it                                        lasts so long.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                         Chincherinchee is the most notorious because it can poison livestock.





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