The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Steynsburg



Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

The small town of Steynsburg formed around a Reformed Church established in 1872. It was named after Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn who was the grandfather of President Kruger.

The town only has around 400 households. It is located in a region that is dominated by sheep farms.

Accommodation in the town consists of a caravan park and a few B&B's.

Although Steynsburg doesn't have too many attractions itself the surrounding countryside is picturesque and it is well situated to visit a variety of places that are within a few hours drive.

Been there? Is it worth a visit?


Above - One of the museums

Photo © Johan van Zyl

City Hall

Above - City Hall

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Scenery in Steynsburg area

Above - Scenery in Steynsburg area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 129

Country Life - Issue 252 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 46

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 276

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 157

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 137

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 224


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