Abrikooskop

A cross section of an Apricot, found on this mountai side! apricot and cross...jpg

Mountain North of Ficksburg. Dutch for 'apricot hillock', probably after the wild apricots growing there. The current name of the mountain is Appelkooskop. Some 15km from Ficksburg, and 46km south-east of Marquard.


References:
• South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper. Wikipedia.
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Last updated : 07-Feb-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 14-Sep-2016