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The secret is out!

Nestled in a little-known valley in the Karoo lies the village of Murraysburg.  
The little town with the big heart.

Framed by the beautiful Sneeuberg mountains on one side and the Buffalo River and stunning Karoo scenery on the others, Murraysburg is a town that time has almost passed by.

It is a town for all seasons, and for all reasons, that captures the essence of the pristine Karoo and it's wonderful people better than any other town we know.

Someone described its special appeal as being more about what it is not, than what it is.

We like to think of it as our beautiful secret, and we would like to share our secret with you...


Sept 2015

9 - Tuinbou
16 - Vlv
19 - NG Kerk Rolbaldag
24 - Erfenis dag (Publieke Vakansiedag)
25 - Skoolvakansiedag


Wednesday, 01 April 2015


            On Thursday last week we received confirmation from Andre Roux, DIRECTOR: SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT at the Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government that the funding for the proposed rehabilitation of Murraysburg’s Historical Leiwater system had been transferred from his Department to Casidra.
(Casidra is the acronym for 'Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas'. Casidra is an implementing agency of the sole shareholder, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC).)
This funding has been made available for the:

  1. Restoration of the Town’s historic “leiwater” system.
  2. Use of the water provided to facilitate the establishment of recreational and greening facilities in the Town and Bo-dorp.
  3. Implementation of the general recommendations of the Beaufort West Spatial Development Framework 12.2189 of 30th October 2013.

We are deeply grateful to the Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government, officials of the Department of Water Affairs in Cradock and East London as well as the Beaufort West Municipality for their support for this project.

In order to give effect to the granting of this funding we are required to complete the registration of the Murraysburg Sustainable Development Council as a Non-profit company with Members. The estimated cost of doing this is R4,000.00.

Rather than asking for donations we are looking for at least eight people to contribute R500.00 each towards this initial cost. These contributions will be treated as membership fees, to be adjusted once these are finalized. (At present we envisage the initial cost of Membership to be R500.00/person but this will be confirmed after registration. There will also be an annual Membership fee.)

Monies received will be paid into a Trust account with the nominated attorneys in the first instance.

A summary of the proposed project is attached and copies of the Draft Constitution and Memorandum of Incorporation of the Murraysburg Sustainable Development Council are available on request.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

Adri Smit
Media Relations | Murraysburg Sustainable Development Council