Avontuur

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Avontuur
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur is located in Western Cape
Avontuur
Avontuur
Avontuur is located in South Africa
Avontuur
Avontuur
Avontuur is located in Africa
Avontuur
Avontuur
 Avontuur shown within Western Cape
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 is a town situated in the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.[2] The town is located 13km south-east of Uniondale on an intersection of the R339 and R62 regional routes. The name is Afrikaans for adventure; its origin, however, remains uncertain. The river from which the town takes its name was known in 1778.[3]

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