Overview
    Identifiers
    Site Name
    Bitterpits
    Descriptions
    Site History

    It is situated towards the northern end of the Flat Bushman territory where ǀXam-speaking hunter-gatherers still lived in the early 19th century but were under pressure from Khoe and European settlers and pastoralists. The Bitterpits, a water hole, was the property of //Kabbo, the oldest of the /Xam men interviewed by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd in Cape Town in the 1870s.

    Record Administration
    Author
    joshua.slingers
    Last modified
    Monday, February 12, 2024 - 08:25
      Location
      Location
      Northern Cape
      Site Address

      South Africa

      Location notes
      The turnoff to the farm is situated about 50 km south of Kenhardt on the gravel road to Van Wyksvlei. The farm house is a further 15 km on a gravel road with gates.
      Access details
      The Reichert family offer basic accommodation in a separate farm house, either self-catering or B&B.
      Access to the Bitterpits and the rock engravings is by appointment only. Mr Reichert is knowledgeable about the /Xam and their folklore and also knows a lot about indigenous food and medicinal plants.
      Media
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