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"Joubertina" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Eastern Cape Things to Do Tip by MikeAtSea

Province of Eastern Cape Things to Do: 54 reviews and 58 photos

  Langkloof Valley
by MikeAtSea

Joubertina is the principal town of the Koukhamma Municipality and the main town in the spectacular Langkloof Valley, one of the most productive fruit producing areas of South Africa. Situated on the banks of the Wabooms River Joubertina was founded by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1907 and was named after the Rev W.A. Joubert, the Dutch Reformed Minister for the area between 1878 and 1893. The area first reached some prominence when a Battle between a Boer Commando and a Xhosa force was fought on the banks of the Wabooms in 1802.

The Dutch Reformed Church is a dominating structure above the town; in its grounds are the Graves of the former Prime Minister and State president of South Africa, John Vorster. and his wife.

The Langkloof Valley is between the Tsitsikhamma and the Kouga Mountains and is a long beautiful and fertile valley that many feel is a pleasant and equally spectacular alternative to the Garden Route when traveling between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. It merges into Route 62, the longest wine route in South Africa.

Directions: Along the Garden Route

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  • Written Oct 4, 2005
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