The remote Northern Cape town of De Aar originated on a farm De Aar which is a reference to an underground water artery.

The arid conditions in the region are favourable to livestock farming with sheep being the primary source and thus an additional wool industry is sustaining the region.

This seemingly arid country side has loads to offer and one attraction is game hunting.

The region was inhabited by the Khoi San people and there are scores of caves with wall painting depicting life those many decades ago which has become a national and international tourist attraction over the years.

The tourist attractions to the town and region include the Doornkloof Nature Reserve, the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, the Rolfontein Nature Reserve and Garden of Remembrance.

Khoi San art paintings can be viewed on the farms Nooitgedacht , Brandfontein and Damfontein.

For the extremists De Aar is home to paragliding and is also the town where both South African and international records with paragliding have been obtained.

The town, which has some 40 000 permanent residents, caters for the residents needs with schools and retail outlets.

Schools in the town are Alpha Primêre Skool, Hayes Primêre Skool, Hoërskool De Aar and Zingisani Primary School.

Malls in De Aar include De Aar Shopping Mall and Shoprite Centre De Aar.

A notable person worth mentioning is Olive Schreiner who lived in De Aar and her home that has been converted into a restaurant.

Properties in De Aar are equal to those found in major cities and the property value is driven by the same factors as elsewhere in South Africa and the mixture is also that of affordable townhouses to upmarket and exclusive homes and vacant stands which are waiting to be developed.

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