About De Aar

With centrally-located railway and road systems that connect Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Namibia, De Aar is situated at the heart of South Africa.

Established in 1903, the town of De Aar was originally a farm. The name De Aar which means arteries derived from the town underground water supply. The town is surrounded by 68 water bore holes.

De Aar railway junction was the second most important railway junction in South Africa, with 110km of railway lines including 29 rail-tracks.

The town is also the best place to indulge in Karoo's favourite dishes such as Karoo Lamb. 

For a dose of history, subtle country beauty and an overflow of Karoo hospitality, De Aar is the place to be.