Abiekwakop is a Hillock 50 km North of Brandvlei, in the Kenhardt District. A Khoikhoi name derived for the bushes they used, to make digging apparatus.
Brandvlei is situated 170 km North of Calvinia in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Brandvlei lies next to a 'vlei' (marsh) alongside the Sak River.
In 1961 Brandvlei was granted Municipal status and in the same year a flash flood split, the Town in two. The Town was carefully rebuilt and today it is a typical peaceful and hospitable 'platteland' Town.
This is, salt Pan Country, and apart from sheep Farming, Brandvlei is also the home of SALTCOR, one of the Country's largest private salt producers, exporting Worldwide.
South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper