Mission Stations << go back

The Mission Stations on the West Coast bares testimony to the sterling work the church has done to develop the indigenous people of the West Coast.

The Moravia Mission society started off in Mamre in 1702, followed with settlements in Wittewater, Goedverwacht and later Wupperthal, which started off as a Rhenish Mission Station.

The Dutch Reformed Church made its presence felt in Elandskloof, while the Roman Catholics laboured in Vergenoeg (outside Vredendal) and in Rietpoort. The Troe-Troe Sending based themselves in Vanrhynsdorp.

All these Mission Stations boasts its own very unique and colourful history. Many of the age old traditions are still very much alive on the Mission Stations and everyday life still mostly centres around the local church.