Old Hofmeyr town hall built in 1907
|• Type||Ward 5|
|• Councillor||Ivan Patrick Van Heerden|
|• Total||16.9 km2 (6.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||80.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||5930|
Hofmeyr is a small Karoo town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, 20 km west of the Bamboesberg mountain range. It lies 64 km north-east of Cradock at an altitude of 1,252 metres with a population of fewer than 4,000. In former times it lay at the centre of a flourishing sheep-farming district and managed some salt pans 10 km to its west.
Founded in 1873, the town was initially named Maraisburg. To avoid confusion with the Gauteng area of Maraisburg it was renamed Hofmeyr in 1911  in honour of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr (Onze Jan), a campaigner for the equal treatment of Afrikaans and English and a prominent figure in the Eerste Taalbeweging.
- Sum of the Main Places Hofmeyr and Luxolweni from Census 2011.
- "Journal of the Australasian Universities Modern Language Association". Journal of the Australasian Universities Modern Language Association: 24. 2006.
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