Hankey Sundial
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Last Updated: March 2015

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  • Longitude: 24.8863188748
  • Latitude: -33.8376963138
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About Hankey Sundial


The biggest sundial in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere is located in the Gamtoos Valley town of Hankey.  The Hankey Sundial was completed by local farmer Mr Dirk Schellingerhout in 1989 to commemorate the town's 160th anniversary.  The dial is located at the entrance to the town and just below Vergaderingskop, the final resting place of Sarah Baartman. The Hankey Sun Dial has a diameter of 34.6m and the gnomon is 18m high, and weighs one ton.
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