Beaufort West, oldest town in the Central Karoo, lies in an area which has been inhabited for centuries. Some of the world's most interesting stone age sites have been discovered on its outskirts. Bushmen once lived here and fine examples of their rock engravings have been found nearby. The farmers came in the mid 1700s and Xhosa tribesmen also moved into this area, once a swamp, now one of the world's most interesting arid zones.
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