The humble village of Pniel lies on the banks of the Dwars River in the Drakenstein Valley. The Simonsberg Mountains and the Hottentots-Holland Mountains dominate the village. Its establishment dates back to 1843, when South Africa’s slaves were freed and a mission station was founded to provide aid and accommodation to these former slaves.

Adventure And Sport

Pigeon-racing: Pniel is a popular pigeon-racing venue.

Pniel Sporting Complex: Rugby and cricket matches are held here regularly.

History And Architecture

Church Bell: A belfry was erected in 1937, in remembrance of the Reverend Stegman who was the founder of the Pniel Mission Station.

Freedom Monument: The monument was erected in 1992 to commemorate the freed slaves who, in 1843, were the first inhabitants of the area.

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