Mamre, Western Cape

Founded: 1808


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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 structures:

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