Aberdeen is a small town in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. With its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, it is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo.
Town some 55 km south-west of Graaff-Reinet, 155 km east-south-east of Beaufort West, 32 km south of the Camdeboo Mountains. Laid out on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856, it became a municipality in 1858. It is named after Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet, relieving minister.
We are very fortunate to have very little crime, and if so, only petty stuff. The air is clean, the town is peaceful and the people friendly. Here we don’t have to drive to town to do shopping, we walk because everything is within walking distance.
Nevertheless, we have a good local hospital and a good community clinic, which caters for all health care requirements.