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Tarkastad is situated on the banks Tarka River  and lying north of the Winterberg Mountains, between Cradock and Queenstown.  The town is overlooked by Martha and Mary; two peaks which look like two women resting. After the SAN,  the first european farmers settled in Tarkastad in...

This east west dirt road between Patensie and Willomore was built between 1880 and 1890 by South Africa  road engineer, Thomas Bain.  The road is 197 kilometers between the two towns of which 173 kilometers in the park, wilderness area and farmlands to the west.  Smitskraal is 44 kilometers from the eastern gate.

In 1487 Bartolomew Diaz landed in Luderitz Bay and erected a Padrao near the harbour , one of many that he erected to mark his journey around the coast of Africa. The Germans had colonized what was to become German South West Africa and the town of Luderitz was formed in 1883.

The Groot Kerk or Fourth Kerk was designed along the lines of Salisbury Cathedral in UK and designed by Charles Freeman along Victorian-Gothic lines, and built by Grant and Downie at a cost of 18000 pounds. The building can seat 1500 people and the spire is 45.72m high.