Where is Aliwal North?
On the banks of the Orange River
The town came by its unusual name by a convoluted route. Sir Harry Smith (Governor of the Cape) named it Aliwal to commemorate the famous battle in which he defeated the Sikhs of India in 1846. It lies on a strategic ford on the Orange River which was used by the Bushmen and the Voortrekkers. This was upgraded with a pontoon in 1872. Aliwal North developed simultaneously as a health resort and transport centre with the railway from East London reaching the town in 1885. This prompted rapid development as a commercial centre for the North-Eastern region of the British colony.
The town is the centre of a prosperous farming community whose main products are wool, maize, wheat, beef and dairy. The town’s principle assets are two popular hot mineral springs, which have extremely high concentrates of minerals and gases. The concentrate of gas is so high that the first restaurant built here was able to maintain its cooking fire from gas funnelled from the springs. A series of mineral springs produce water at a temperature of around 34C.
Aliwal North also has many other attractions such as Museums, Historical Places and Buildings, Nature Reserves, a beautiful Golf Course as well as San Rock Artwork.
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SAPS Investigative Unit - 051 6332570
SAPS Charge Offices - 051 6332425 | 051 633 2426
Aliwal North Police Station - 082 4988 613
Community Service Centre - 082 302 5266
Fire Department - 072 669 5340
Quali Care Ambulance - 078 119 2292 | 071 472 0077
Gardmed Ambulance - 083 363 6155 | 051 633 2141
Metro Ambulance - 10177 | 051 633 2755/ 2
Aliwal North Hospital - 051 634 2381 | 051 6342382
Ukhahlamba District Office - 051 633 3673 (0.h.)
Maletswai Municipality - 051 633 3323 (a.h.)
Sakhele Sohe - 073 301 4250 | 084 725 3297
Kenneth Pitso - 083 746 7148 | 083 647 8792
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