Steynsburg is a typical Karoo town with a typical Karoo history — it was developed by the Dutch Reformed Church and named after Douwe Steyn, grandfather of Paul Kruger, the last President of the Transvaal Republic. The town lies in beautiful natural surroundings at the foothills of the Zuurberg Mountain Range, 1 385 m above sea level. Today, Steynsburg is the centre of a large wool-farming district.
History And Architecture
Bulhoek Homestead: The homestead on the farm Bulhoek was declared a national monument on the grounds that it was the birthplace of President Paul Kruger. However, historians later discovered that it had merely been his mother’s home.
Rock Formations: On the edge of town, the shapes of two sandstone rock formations have earned them the names of “Teebus” and “Koffiebus” because they strongly resemble tea and coffee canisters.