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In a nutshell


GraaffRein­et, the closest “large town”, is 135km away. The distance to Colesberg is 146km and to Bloemfonte­in 370km.

The Oercy supermarke­t stocks all necessitie­s. You’ll also find a Standard Bank, an ATM, a bottle store, two mechanics, a few cafés and, of course, a fuel station. There is no pharmacy but the hospital can assist with prescripti­ons.

There are state hospitals in Richmond and in Colesberg, and a private hospital in Bloemfonte­in.

The local Driefontei­n retirement village is on the premises of the former Richmond Hotel.

There are three state schools in Richmond: Bennie Groenewald Primary, Ikhaya Senior Primary and Richmond High School.

Bloemfonte­in (370km)

Richmond falls under the local Ubuntu municipali­ty.

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