De Aar


De Aar ( German, The Core ', according to a water vein ) with 23,760 inhabitants ( 2011) one of the largest cities in the province of Northern Cape in South Africa.

The city is one of the most important railway junctions of South Africa. Here the railway line from Cape Town cross over Kimberley to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the route from Windhoek via Upington to Port Elizabeth and East London. Furthermore, the N10 national road passes

De Aar being the bishop of the Catholic Church.

Olive Schreiner, author and feminist who owned a house in De Aar and lived there 1907-1913 provided. Home is now used as a restaurant.


  • Garden of Remembrance - in honor of the fallen British soldiers during the First Boer War.
  • Khoisan rock engravings - this can be seen from the fields of Nooitgedacht and Brandfontein from.