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Settlement with a railway station and Post Office, North of Brits. It was given the name in 1837 by the Voortrekkers under Andries Potgieter because here they came upon a number of 'cattle-kraals'! Today the locals have made quite an geohistorical Venture with a kiosk and restaurant, whilst maintaining it authenticity!

• New Dictionary of South African Place Name by Peter E Raper.
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Last updated : 16-Feb-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 13-Sep-2016