Small-town delights: Jan Kempdorp
Jan Kempdorp – a town that once caused some confusion as it was the only town in South Africa that fell under two provinces – is a small wonder 98km north of Kimberley. And it's definitely worth a visit.
The town is known for its agriculture, which is mainly supported by the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world.
This small town has a rich, at times unpleasant, history (including its use as a concentration camp during World War II for Germans considered potentially dangerous). All this is well documented in the numerous museums the offer insight into the town.
Today it has become a much-loved destination that is growing as a tourist attraction. Bird lovers are also in for a treat as Jan Kempdorp offers numerous birdwatching opportunities, while its natural surroundings make it a great spot for general game spotting, too.