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Graafwater is a town in the Sandveld in the Western Cape province of South Africa situated 300 km from Cape Town, about halfway between Clanwilliam and Lamberts Bay.

Graafwater is the Afrikaans term for "water from a spade" referring to the Afrikaans farming culture found in South Africa at the time of establishment. It is located in the Cederberg Municipality.

After the railway junction between Cape Town and Bitterfontein was built in 1910, the town Graafwater was established. The local Dutch Reformed Church of Leipoldtville developed the town further. The Graafwater Dutch Reformed church formed its own congregation after a few years.

The town now has a library, police station, high school as well as primary school and clinic but it's main income comes from a large argiculture foothold.

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It's population stands at about 2500 and few more on neighbouring farms. The Heerenlogement - A cave that 'lodged' both Simon van der Stel and Olaff Bergh - lies 30km from the town.

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