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Province : Western Cape
Local Municipality : Cape Agulhas
District municipality : Overberg

Arms (crest) of Bredasdorp

Official blazon


  • Wapen: Kepersgewys verdeel van blou en goud, in die skildhoof 'n koringgerf en 'n merinoramkop van goud, in die skildvoet 'n proteablom gestengel en geblaar van natuurlike kleur.
  • Helmteken: 'n Uitstralende vuurtoring van natuurlike kleur. Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en blou.
  • Skildhouers: Twee bontebokke van natuurlike kleur.
  • Wapenspreuk: LUX IN TENEBRIS


  • Arms: Per chevron Azure and Or, in chief a garb and a merino ram's head Or, in base a protea flower slipped and leaved proper.
  • Crest: A lighthouse radiant proper. Wreath and mantling: Or and Azure.
  • Supporters: Two bontebok proper.
  • Wapenspreuk: LUX IN TENEBRIS


The arms were officially granted on September 3, 1969.

The charges in the arms were derived from an unheraldic pseudo "coat of arms" which the municipality had adopted in 1938. Bredasdorp is the centre of a sheep-farming and wheat-growing area, which is shown by the ram's head and garb.

The Cape Agulhas lighthouse, which appears as the crest, is situated in the district.

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