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Bredasdorp

Municipality

Municipality: Cape Agulhas Local Municipality
Municipality: Overstrand Local Municipality

Name

Bredasdorp is named after Michiel van Breda, who was a leading member of the community in the 1800s and the first mayor of Cape Town.

Attractions

Also see the neighbouring towns

Shipwreck Museum devoted to shipwrecks. The Heuningberg Nature Reserve hosts 270 endemic species of flowers (i.e. flowers only found locally). Bredasdorp hosts a bi-annual wild flower show in August-September.

History


Bredasdorp was established on the farm Langefontein, which was sold to the Dutch Reformed Church in 1837 to build a church. It became a municipality in 1917.

Economy


Farming: Wheat, wool, wild flowers, giant proteas.

Restaurants

EnviroWines Bistro is a lovely bistro with wine lounge and tranquil tea garden situated in the heart of Bredasdorp.

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