From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur is located in South Africa
 Avontuur shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°43′30″S 23°10′08″E / 33.725°S 23.169°E / -33.725; 23.169Coordinates: 33°43′30″S 23°10′08″E / 33.725°S 23.169°E / -33.725; 23.169
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality George
Established 1765
Population [1]
 • Total 238
PO box 6490
Area code 044

Avontuur in the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.[2]

The town is located some 13km south-east of Uniondale on intersection of the R339 and R62 regional routes.

The name is Afrikaans for adventure, but the origin of the name is obscure. The river from which the town takes its name was known thus in 1778.[3]

See also[edit]