As a child, a highlight of a trip to Oudtshoorn was to walk over the suspension bridge or “hangbrug” in Afrikaans. So naturally when we visited Oudsthoorn in August 2013, I wanted to walk over the bridge.
A bit of history about the suspension bridge:
Oudtshoorn developed on both sides of the Grobbelaars River. In 1913 the town council approved the building of a suspension bridge at Church Street. It was constructed by Rowlay and Sons in London and it was completed in 1914.
The suspension bridge is 91 meters long with 9 meter high towers at each side. It was declared a National Monument in 1964.