The small town was rocked by the brutal killing of their only librarian, Clodine Nuys, 22, whose body was found behind a local crèche on Tuesday.
Her hands and feet were bound with tape, and a cable tie was found around her neck. The suspect went on the run.
Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie said they had initiated an extensive search, including using the K-9 units based in Mossel Bay, George and Jonkersberg.
At about 11am yesterday the suspect was arrested.