Aberdeen, Eastern Cape


The city of Aberdeen is located in the municipality of Camdeboo, District Cacadu, Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. 2011, the town had 5,133 inhabitants.

The city is situated on the edge of the Camdeboo Mountains. Aberdeen is one of the places that were founded by the Dutch Reformed Church ( Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk ), so that farmers had to do any major traveling from the environment in order to receive communion can. The town was founded on the farm Brakkefontein 1855 and named after Aberdeen in Scotland.


  • Many historic buildings
  • Church tower with 51.5 m height
  • Fonteinbos Nature Reserve: 1500 acres, of fossilized dinosaur tracks

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Laurens Smitz Meintjes (1868-1941), South African cyclist
  • Anaso Jobodwana (* 1992), South African athlete