History Facts about Bredasdorp

History Facts about Bredasdorp

Xplorio Headquarters

The bustling town of Bredasdorp in the Overberg is well established as the business hub of Cape Agulhas and holds a bit of a controversial past. But despite its rocky start, the beautiful town is home to a thriving economic centre, a flurry of cosy accommodations and the Heuningberg Nature Reserve tucked away in the hills overlooking the town.

Here are 5 historical facts about Bredasdorp:

1. Bredasdorp owes its origin to Michiel van Breda who decided to build his own church on the farm Langefontein.

2. The famous Shipwreck Museum was opened in April of 1975.

3. The Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of town was built in 1842, further expansions took place in 1856.

4. Michiel van Breda (who went on to be the mayor of Cape Town) is also believed to be the father of the Merino Sheep industry as he introduced the livestock top this area.

5. The Du Preez Building was built in 1894 and is now home to the Cape Agulhas Tourism Bureau.

Housing the maritime treasures of the southern coast of South Africa and a variety of other interesting gems to discover, Bredasdorp makes for a great starting point from which to explore the rest of Cape Agulhas. Be sure to read more about the History of Bredasdorp for the full story.

History Facts about Bredasdorp


Xplorio is a dynamic town website platform that offers current, comprehensive and authentic town related information by empowering all local establishments to represent and directly market themselves on their town website.

View Profile

Recent Posts

Caution: Tortoise Crossing

Caution: Tortoise Crossing

If you're a resident or even an annual visitor to Gansbaai, you’ve probably noticed a tortoise or two crossing the road...

Hangklip-Kleinmond Xplorio Members Evening 2019

Hangklip-Kleinmond Xplorio Members Evening 20...

The first-ever Hangklip-Kleinmond annual members evening was held at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens on the 14th August 2019.

The Rand-a-Cup Challenge with Blinds and Flooring Studio

The Rand-a-Cup Challenge with Blinds and Floo...

Blinds and Flooring Studio challenges businesses in Gansbaai to join them on their Rand-a-Cup Challenge.

Congratulations To Our Very First Xplorio Winners!

Congratulations To Our Very First Xplorio Win...

Congratulations to Deidre and Lara Strydom, Xplorio Gansbaai’s first ever competition winners.

Bredasdorp - The Hub of Adventure

Bredasdorp - The Hub of Adventure

Xplore this hub of adventure..

15 Bredasdorp Facts to Boast About

15 Bredasdorp Facts to Boast About

Here are some fun facts about Bredasdorp you might not know..