The mission stations were established during the 1800's when missionaries from Europe established them to spread the Word among the indigenous people. The population of these stations grew rapidly after slavery was abolished in 1838 and many freed slaves arrived from nearby farms.

While doing the mission route, visitors will also enjoy the natural beauties of the areas like the phenomena of the unforgettable wild flowers of the west coast and Namaqualand - and enjoy the unforgettable hospitality of the people.

The various mission villages are:

Mamre - situated between Darling & Atlantis
Wittewater - between Piketberg & Velddrif
Goedverwacht - between Piketberg & Velddrif
Elandskloof - about 17km from Citrusdal
Wupperthal - about 72 km from Clanwilliam
Papendorp - 9km from Ebenhaezer
Ebenhaezer - about 55km from Vredendal
Troe-Troe Sending - at Vanrhynsdorp
Rietpoort - about 35km from Bitterfontein
  • West Coast Mission Village Route