Mamre, Western Cape

Founded: 1808
View photos of this town

Click for larger map
Click on map for larger image

The village of Mamre dates back to 1808, when the Governor, the Earl of Caledon, granted land to the Moravians, in order that they might establish a second mission station, Genadendal having proved a success. Originally known as Groene Kloof, the mission was renamed in 1854 from the quotation in the Bible: 'Then Abraham removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre'. (Gen 13:18.) (Picton-Seymour 1989:79)

List of buildings:

Groote Post: n.d.. district
Moravian Church for the United Brethren: 1818.
Moravian Parsonage: 1679.
Shop - Winkel: 1880.
Water Mill: 1844 : 1873.