About Die Bron
The farm, Kaalplaas, despite immense water scarcity, was declared an urban area in 1909. It was observed that a nearby reed-bush (known as “rietbos” in Afrikaans) produced a sustainable damp spot in the soil.
Drawing on Biblical ways, a well was dug and a very strong and shallow underground water source was discovered.
Hence, the source (translated ‘Bron’ in Afrikaans), of Rietbron’s name.
Water from the source flowed into Paddadam, from which many farmlands and orchards were irrigated.