Douglas, Northern Cape


Douglas, Northern Cape
Douglas, Northern Cape
Country  South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code

Douglas is a town situated near the confluence of the Orange and Vaal Rivers in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On this fertile soil nestles the town of Douglas. The town itself is a green patchwork of dramatic contrast - space for the solitary and activity for the energetic. Douglas is divided in three sections or locations named Bongani, Breipaal and Douglas.

Location

Douglas lies about 100 km Southwest of Kimberley, the famous city of diamonds. These two are connected by the R357 highway.

History

The town 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. The town was named after General Sir Robert Percy Douglas, Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Colony.

Coordinates: 29°03′S 23°46′E / 29.05°S 23.767°E / -29.05; 23.767



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