Rev Brecher later renamed the town Steinkopf in honour of the German minister in London. Today Steinkopf serves a large communal stock farming area and many inhabitants work on the outlying mines in Namaqualand.


Annenous Station and Nonahams

Annenous was the historic steam train station for the transport of copper and Nonahams the watering point where the original fountain and dam still exist.The Meel road, also known as the postal road, meanders up the mountain from Annenous to Nonahams and continues to Steinkopf and was built in the 1860s. Today the road is only accessible to 4x4s.

Immanuel Succulent Nursery

Run by the Immanuel home for disabled, it is a well laid out nursery with numerous succulents as well as arts and crafts and a tea garden.


20km north of town. The sacred mass grave of 32 Nama children massacred Khoisan while the Nama elders were attending church.

Klipfontein Graves

Anglo-Boer War graves from the last skirmish between the British relieving forces and Boer Commandos.

Klipfontein Hotel

The R382 leads to the hotel ruins and remains of the famous Namakwa Mule Train water tanks.

Kookfontein Eye

The spring, still flowing after many years, is in the hill above Steinkopf.

Kookfontein Rondavels and Info Centre

1,5 kms from Steinkopf on the N7. A community-run, ?self-catering accommodation establishment and information centre. Tel 027 721 8841.

Rhenish Mission Church

Built in the 1840s, today it is a national monument.

Steinkopf Art Gallery

In the old Rhenish Mission Church are paintings donated by the Brechner family, Rhenish missionaries in the 1800s.

Town information

Tel 027 721 8841 Fax 027 721 8842 Email [email protected]


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