Murraysburg
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Murraysburg, across the plains, under the Sneeuberg Mountains, offers tranquillity for environmentalists and eco­watchers. A typical old­ world Great Karoo town, tiny Murraysburg was laid out in the lee of hills set in picturesque surroundings. It lies in a scenic mix of mountains and plains. Murraysburg appeals to outdoor enthusiasts and environmentalists. Once an active and flourishing farming town, the isolation and tranquillity of Murraysburg now intrigues tourists and draws the more adventurous from the busy highway to explore. City­dwellers, accustomed to compact living, are endlessly amazed by rambling old houses and enormous vegetable gardens watered from creaking windmills. The town's wide, dusty streets and attractive Karoo cottages offer visitors many photographic opportunities.

Today the village is home to so many crafters that "Country Life" magazine dubbed Murraysburg the "Crafters Mecca of the Karoo." (Country Life Dec 2000)

Murraysburg is ideally situated to cater for the needs of tourists using the R63 route to Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape, via Graaff Reinet. The town and farms in its district attract local tourists seeking to explore the Karoo as well as international eco­tourists and game hunters. Accommodation includes guesthouses and a variety of farms where tourists can relax and enjoy the Great Karoo while doing their own catering, as well as venues that provide meals. The range ensures a venue to suit virtually every taste and pocket.

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