Graaff-Reinet


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Graaff-Reinet

(gräf-rī`nət), town, now part and seat of Camdeboo local municipality, Eastern Cape prov., S South Africa, on the Great KarrooKarroo
or Karoo
, the semiarid plateaus of South Africa. The Little Karroo, in Western Cape, is located N of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Ranges and extends c.200 mi (320 km) from east to west at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,000 ft (305–610 m).
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. It is the center of an important farming and stock-raising area in which grapes, citrus fruits, flowers, wool, and mohair are produced. Founded in 1786, it served as the capital of a short-lived Boer republic (1795–96). Andries PretoriusPretorius, Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus
, 1799–1853, Boer (Afrikaner) leader. He was elected (1838) commandant general of the Boers of Natal and in that year defeated a large force of Zulus at Blood River.
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 was born in Graaff-Reinet. The city has many historic buildings that have been restored.
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The Protected Environment is situated between Graaff-Reinet, Nieu-Bethesda, Cradock and Pearston.
We also compared rainfall, NDVI, and monthly SSI data from August 2008 through May 2012 for outbreaks that occurred in the first 2 months of each of the following RVF epidemics: 1) southern KwaZulu-Natal Province (February-March 2009), 2) Orange River region in Northern Cape Province (October-November 2009), 3) Bultfontein area of Free State Province (January-February 2010), and 4) Graaff-Reinet area of Eastern Cape Province (January-February 2011) (Figure 4).
Accommodating large numbers of guests in the Karoo is easy in the bigger centres like Graaff-Reinet, Beaufort-West, Oudtshoorn, Calvinia and Cradock.
Two English speaking boys grew up in the districts of Graaff-Reinet and Aberdeen where they explored with their coloured Afrikaans-speaking companions the behaviour of the arid veld and its inhabitants.
This search covered the Graaff-Reinet and Beaufort West areas as well as the towns of Calvinia (Hantamsberg area), Laingsburg, Willomore, Calitzdorp (Rooiberg area) and included the Swartberg Pass itself.
In September 2011 a nurse with 25 years' experience in HIV clinics in the UK was dispatched by the Global Medic Force and deployed by the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) for a 3-month volunteer mentorship in the central Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet, Cacadu District, Eastern Cape, South Africa (SA).
2008, Londt, 1600 m, Karoo scrub stony ground (NMSA); 1 [male] 5 [female] Excelsior farm Graaff-Reinet district, 32[degrees]11'16"S:24[degrees]49'01"E, 28.
Miemie Murray had herself become a founder member of a local suffrage society, in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape.
9) Although the boundaries of the colony stretched over four hundred miles to the east and three hundred to the north, the only significant village in the eastern sector was Graaff-Reinet, with less than fifty dwellings in 1811.
La planta destiladora se construira en el distrito de Graaff-Reinet, de la provincia de Cabo de Buena Esperanza.