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So How did Steytlerville get its nickname, Sakkies?
For many years Steytlerville is also known as "Sakkies".
The most popular telling of how the name came about originated from an event where a group of boys from the town gathered on the show grounds waiting for the arrival of a Mr Makepeace to point out where their campsite would be.
The boys were all lined up with their kit in front of them.
Bags which held supplies for their camping competition.
Someone made a comment and is quoted as saying, “Kyk net al die sakkies. Die mense sal sê ons kom van Sakkies Dorp".
The little character "Sakkies", our profile picture, was created as part of the marketing campaign for the “Dorp van die Jaar” competition in 2013 with M-nets’ Kwêla and Rapport.
The mascot will also be used to convey several messages about environmental conservation and town pride to the community.
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Please note that certain parts of the Baviaanskloof Road (within the Wilderness Area) are not suitable for sedan vehicles and small LDVs.
Most of the establishments listed on this website, however, can be reached with sedan cars since the problem stretch of road is located in the middle.
Provided you enter from the direction closest to your destination you will therefore be OK. Be safe and phone ahead to enquire and remember to drive carefully, whatever vehicle you use.
Road Condition Updates
For the latest information regarding the road and water levels please see our news section below or phone Tel: 044 923 1702 or 042 283 0630.
All day visitors to the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve need to purchase a Day Visitors Permit. Cost: R20.00 pp. Children U/12 - R10.00 p/child. Permits are available at the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve Gates at the western and eastern entrances. Smitskraal has been upgraded and is the official day visitorsarea for visitors wishing to stop in the Nature Reserve
Baviaans Crafters are flourishing under the Karoo sun and am create points of interest well worth the journey off the beaten track. Beautiful wire work, mosaics, karoo angels, artwork and more are being created by talented people of the Baviaans area. Visit the website www.baviaanscrafters.co.za to view more of these interesting works of art and craft.