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Water wheel
Keimoes, Northern Cape

Type:Water wheel


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28°42'35.25" S 20°58'26.90" E Alt: 733m

This water-wheel is one of the few of its kind remaining in South Africa. Designed by Piet BURGER, one of the first colonists in the area, it is mounted on a furrow on the canal and operates by means of a series of pulleys in much the same manner as those at Kakamas. The wheel is still in excellent condition and is a well-known landmark on the canal at Keimoes, in front of a beautiful vineyard.

(Richardson 2001:53)

Books that reference Water wheel

Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 53