IN A NUTSHELL

go! Platteland - - MY TOWN -

How far from the big city? Just un­der an hour’s drive (86km) from Port El­iz­a­beth, even though the con­di­tion of the road is ter­ri­ble in places.

Fa­cil­i­ties A Kwiks­par, Absa and FNB, two doc­tors, two filling sta­tions, an Agri­mark shop and a liquor store (Met Eish Liquors).

Near­est hos­pi­tals The state hos­pi­tal in Hu­mans­dorp (41km) and a Medi­clinic in Jef­freys Bay (55km).

Near­est re­tire­ment vil­lages Ons Tuiste in Hu­mans­dorp and Foun­tains in Jef­freys Bay.

Schools Gam­toos Val­ley Pri­mary School in town and Nico Malan High School in Hu­mans­dorp.

Near­est Woolies Jef­freys Bay (55km).

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Kouga Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, with a lo­cal of­fice in town.

Big events The Cit­rus Fes­ti­val in June, Win­ter­berg Cas­trol 400 En­duro off-road mo­tor­bike race in Septem­ber, Farm Bazaar for the ben­e­fit of the church in Oc­to­ber, and the Gam­toos golf day in Hankey in Novem­ber.

Paten­sie Tourism Tol­bos Coun­try Shop and Restau­rant, cor­ner of the R331 and Charlie Malan Street.

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