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Aberdeen is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo.
The Dutch Reformed Church with its famed tapering spire in Aberdeen.
Part of its character stems from the fact that many of its roads are untarred.
The fact that development has mainly passed the town means there is a fascinating historical building at every turn.
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Aberdeen is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo, with wonderful vistas across the veld to the Camdeboo Mountains in the north.