Norwegian pioneers were the first people to farm this fertile terrain, naming it after the agile little antelope prevalent in the area at that time. The topography of the area dictated complete isolation and the settlers tried, in vain, to persuade government officials to re-route the proposed railway line.
Fauna And Flora
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve: The Oribi Gorge is one of the most beautiful features of the area. The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve protects the beautiful natural waterfalls and bizarre rock formations as well as the indigenous birds and animal life. The reserve has several hiking trails and campsites as well as white-water rafting and one of the world’s highest abseils