The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Derby, North West

Afrikaans name: Derby

The village of Derby

Derby taken from the main road

Photo © Steven Herbert

If you are driving along the R30 it would be very easy to miss the village of Derby if it wasn't for the Dutch Reformed Church spire sticking out of the trees.

The village is surrounded by good agricultural land and there is a set of grain silos in the town.

The town was named after Lord Derby who was the British Secretary of State.

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Farmlands near Derby

Farmlands in the surrounding area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

The Dutch Reformed Church

The Dutch Reformed Church (1959)

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 220

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 326

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 166


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