Place:Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa

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NameSutherland
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates32.4°S 20.667°E
Located inNorthern Cape, South Africa
Also located inCape, South Africa    
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Sutherland is a town with about 2,840 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It lies in the western Roggeveld Mountains in the Karoo.

Major economic activities include tourism and sheep farming. The area includes at least twelve registered B&B's, guest houses and guest farms. Sutherland has recently gained in popularity, with many Capetonians buying property in the town and many more visiting on weekends and vacations.

A Dutch Reformed church in Sutherland was built before the Anglo Boer War. Sutherland is also the birthplace of NP van Wyk Louw, WEG Louw Dr Henry Olivier and Adriaan Vlok.

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