Renamed Griquatown in 1813 by Reverend John Campbell (1766– 1840) after the Griquas. It was Campbell who also changed the name from Basterd- Hottentotten to Griquas to incorporate both the 'Basters' and the Korannna tribes who were living there.
Previous Name: Klaarwater, when it was founded as a mission station by the London Missionary Society, because of the clear water there.
The Department of Tourism says freelance guides registered under the Provincial registrar of tourists guides will automatically qualify for financial relief set aside by the Department.
On Sunday, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced that the Department has set aside R30 Million, which will provide financial relief to guides for a period of two to three months.