Where Is Richmond In Cape Town South Africa

Where Is Richmond In Cape Town South Africa?

Richmond is situated next to the N1 approximately halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. There are some 60 towns and cities worldwide named Richmond. Richmond is a lovely Karoo town surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful mountains and vast plains, which were once filled with herds of springbok.

The grazing has now been taken over by large flocks of sheep, which give rise to the world-famous Karoo Lamb.

During the unconventional, or guerrilla phase, of the Anglo-Boer War (1900-1902) the Richmond area saw many skirmishes between Boer and Brit.

What is the history of Richmond South Africa?

The Village of Richmond was established in 1844 on a portion of the Farm Driefontein, owned by P J van der Merwe.

It was named after the Earl of Richmond, father-in-law of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Governor of the Cape Colony from 1844 to 1847. The 1865 census indicated that Richmond had a population of 898.