Dordrecht is a farming community located in the Eastern Cape Province. The town was established in 1856 by Baron Smiddolff whom was a Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. The town is set at the foot of the Stormberg Mountains which is a picture in winter snow months.
Dordrecht is a purely farming community with livestock farming being the primary source of income for the region. It is famous for the cows, red meat and snow, is as a secondary industry, a tourist destination that has ski-slopes, hiking and camping venues.
The town is well established with schools and malls catering for the needs of the community.
The architecture is a mix of Victorian, Colonial, farmstead and conventional homes.
The historical sites around the town are the other tourist attraction which is worth investigating and then there is game farms and hunting in the Eastern Cape.
Schools in Dordrecht are in place, offering residents a choice between Dordrecht High School, Masikhanyise High School and Dordrecht Primary School.
Other towns close to Dordrecht are Lady Frere, Barkly East, Molteno and Queenstown.
Tourist attractions in and around Dordrecht are Tiffendal Ski Resort, trout fishing on the various trout farms, pheasant and game hunting on the private game farms in the region, freedom Trail Mountain bike race, explore the Great Karoo, San Rock Art, Anderson Museum and Kranskop Hiking Trail.
Visit Vredekloof Holiday Resort while in Dordrecht, an outing the family will enjoy.
The Birch family of Dordrecht has been well established as prime race horse breeders. You could opt for a round of golf while soaking up the tranquility of Dordrecht. The town has many restored heritage buildings which date back to when the town was established which is certainly worth a visit.
Take a tour of the properties for sale via the MyRoof website listed in the Eastern Cape Province.