De Aar is one of the five regional towns in the northern cape where the most important goverment departments have regional offices. We have excellent schools. Every year the Karoo festival takes place in town and has grown quiet a lot over the past years. We also have an excellent agricultural show on a yearly basis where farmers pride to show the best of the best they have.
Outside of town is 97 Ammo Depot - which is now the largest of its kind in the country with an airport where bigger aeroplanes can land.We also have an airfield that is used by smaller aeroplanes. The brand new hospital is almost done and will have of the very best facilities, served by several kinds of specialists, doctors and other highly qualified medical people of various kinds.
In town one will find, Checkers, Shoprite, Foschini, Truwoths, Truwoths Man, Fashion Express, Jet stores, American Swiss,Total sports, Midas as well as local businesses like Hennies, Novels, Venotec, Mtn, De Aar Glassworks, and others of very high standard, to name some. We have excellent doctors. The local restuarants are very popular and includes some good take-away places. The town also host two old age homes, where good care are taken of our elderly.
The town also has four solar farms, while the building of wind farms will start soon, Eskom, Telkom, Rocla, Aveng Empowa are some of the big companies who also invested in town.
Upon appointment the local weather station can be visited. The well-known writer, Olive Scrheiner, Whose husband was the town clerk, used to live in De Aar. Their house can still be seen.
De Aar is halfway between Namibia and the Garden route and the ideal place for a sleepover.