Porterville is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The town is located at the foot of the Olifants River Mountains, 27 km south-east of Piketberg and 155 km north-east of Cape Town. It is situated 140 km north of Cape Town on R44 road at the base of the Olifants River mountains.
The Dasklip Pass to the surrounding Groot Winterhoek mountains is located 14 km outside of the town. Agriculture in the area is dominated by wheat production. The closest towns are Piketberg to the west, Saron to the south, and Eendekuil and Citrusdal to the north. Prior to European settlement the area was inhabited by Khoekhoen nomadic pastoralists.
The town was laid out in 1863 on Pomona's farm, previously owned by Willems Vallei. The town was established in 1863 and named after William Porter, who served as Attorney General of the Cape Colony from 1839 to 1866, and became a municipality in 1903.
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