A small farming town situated in the Northern Cape Province.

The town is named after Hans Brits, who settled here after he accompanied David Livingstone on a venture into the interior.

Britstown lies in the heart of the Central Karoo and located exactly halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg on the N12 Treasure Route.

It was in the heavy days of the Great Diamond Rush in the year 1877 that the town came into being. Fortune hunters paused here in their frenzied dash to the fabulous diamond fields, and settlement mushroomed to provide fresh horses, fodder, refreshments and accommodation. Soon even a concertina virtuoso made music for happy dancers lubricated by the local brew. 

Britstown map