The Sutherland Graveyards

Monuments in or near Sutherland, Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in SutherlandThe Sutherland Graveyards

Miscellaneous Monuments Upper Karoo

Where? The English graveyard is on the main road into town approaching from Matjiesfontein and the Jewish graveyard is found on the right of the road to the Observatory, Sutherland, Northern Cape.

When? Anytime, though obviously daylight hours are best for visibility.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Sutherland, in Northern Cape

If you are a historian or have an interest in graves of the Anglo Boer War then the Sutherland graveyards will hold an interest for you. The graveyards are unique for their gravestones etched using handmade sandstone tools.

War graves from the Anglo Boer war are in the English graveyard where one soldier is named on two gravestones! This soldier received a communal burial after drowning in a flash flood and a military cross was awarded later by the British government which was placed in the same graveyard.

A number of war graves, some of them unmarked are scattered in farms across the district. A Jewish graveyard is the resting place of some of Sutherlands business owners.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Sutherland

Primrose Cottage

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Primrose Cottage

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Whitehouse Inn

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Whitehouse Inn

The Whitehouse Inn is a cosy homely inn found in Sutherland. You can expect a warm welcoming atmosphere and comfortable ... more

Verlatenkloof Guest Farm

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Verlatenkloof Guest Farm

Verlatenkloof Guest Farm, located just 25km from Sutherland is the perfect place to experience the silence and ... more

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