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Richmond in the Northern Cape is the only book Town in Africa, situated roughly halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town along the N1 Highway, Richmond in the heart of the Great Karoo, is not only a stop over destination, but it is the perfect get away holiday destination, with plenty of accommodation, bed and breakfast venues, self-catering venues and guest houses.

There is plenty to do and see in Richmond, with one of only two horse museum's in the world, a traditional brick maker, deelfontein military hospital dating back to the anglo-boer war, and a still existing british fort from the great war, flag hill or as we all know it vlagkop. there are war graves to visit, several restaurants, hiking trails, and 16 book shops selling everything from africana to antiquarian collectibles, Two art galleries, bric a brac shops, antique dealers and coffee shops.

One can take walks in the country, visit neighbouring towns such as Hanover, new bethesda, loxton, de aar, murraysburg, and graaf reinette, visit the block houses, and even the olive schreiner house, visit a working sheep farm or enjoy one of the many festivals held annually, the book fair, music fair, or simply even the agricultural fair at the richmond show, or in winter you can go on a hunting expedition.
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Richmond is not a destination. It is a way of life ...

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The Original, Official web-site of Booktown Richmond, established 22-02-2005