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Somerset East, beautiful Karoo town, situated at the foot of the Bloukrans Mountains #Visitus #ExploreTheKaroo - http://www.karooheartland.com/listings/accommodation/karoo_heartland/somerset_east
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To get the most of the scenic Eastern Cape, you have to turn off the main roads to explore the mountain passes, tracks and little towns around the Winterberg. But Evan Haussmann got lost, very lost, deep in the past.

To get the most of the scenic Eastern Cape, you have to turn off the main roads to explore the mountain passes, tracks and little towns around the Winterberg. But Evan Haussmann got lost, very lost, deep in the past.

Gill College in Somerset East - Upon the death in 1863 of Dr William Gill, the District Surgeon, he bequeathed the majority of his estate for the foundation and maintenance of an institution of higher learning but with the stipulation that the money was not to be used for buying or erecting buildings. The town's inhabitants and the local farmers then clubbed together to raise the money and Gill College was opened in 1869.

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The Dutch Reformed Church in Nojoli Street (the High Street of Somerset East) at the intersection of Beaufort Street was begun in 1830 and is a blend of Cape Dutch and Gothic architecture. In the grounds is a fine statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, dominee here for over 40 years, as well as a monument to Commandant Paul Erasmus who died in 1881 as commander of the Somersetters in Basutoland.

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Do it like the Khoisan Kids did it! Explore nature and the remnants of caves and Khoisan painting gallery. Memorise the paintings to be redrawn using your paint brush made from a local plant on return to Kuzuko Lodge. For children ages 8 to 14 #GreatHolidayTreatForChildren

Do it like the Khoisan Kids did it! Explore nature and the remnants of caves and Khoisan painting gallery. Memorise the paintings to be redrawn using your paint brush made from a local plant on return to Kuzuko Lodge. For children ages 8 to 14

Fly Fishing at Angler and Antelope Somerset East @GoToSouthAfrica #ExploreTheKaroo

Fly Fishing at Angler and Antelope Somerset East

Hobson's Choice Deli in Somerset East as an addition to the Angler & Antelope Guesthouse, opened on the 17th of November 2011.  Farm fresh eggs (when available) make for scrumptious breakfasts, and the freshly baked bread sets our sandwiches apart!  Hobson's Choice is fast becoming known for its desserts ... not to mention the coffee.

Cuisine/ Dining in Somerset East, Eastern Cape - The Angler and Antelope Guest House

Keen anglers can try their hand at fly fishing in the three stocked dams on the Glen Avon farm. Members of the Bankberg fly fishing club can also fish the Naude river, which includes the pools below Glen Avon Falls.

Keen anglers can try their hand at fly fishing in the three stocked dams on the Glen Avon farm. Members of the Bankberg fly fishing club can also fish the Naude river, which includes the pools below Glen Avon Falls.

Angora goat-shearing on Glen Avon Guest Farm. Visit their website - http://www.glenavonfarm.co.za/

Somerset East, a short inland drive from Port Elizabeth, has heritage and history in full supply.

Do you believe in ghosts? Over the years, several visitors to the Somerset East Old Parsonage Museum have reported seeing a tall man in a black suit sitting behind the desk in the study. #Visitus and see for yourself

Do you believe in ghosts? Over the years, several visitors to the Somerset East Old Parsonage Museum have reported seeing a tall man in a black suit sitting behind the desk in the study.

Try some local Karoo cuisine Milktart, Freshly baked buttermilk rusks? Visit Somerset East & see what is on offer

Walter Battiss Art Museum, Somerset East - Open - and to weekdays, but the building is sometimes closed due to other committments, so phone ahead if you are coming from o.


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