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Barberton

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Historical Background Barberton, the Daisy town, was named after Henry Barber in 1884, 24 July by the Gold Commissioner David Walson, after Barber and his cousin Fred discovered gold in the area. The mining of gold in South Africa began in Barberton, where Tom McLachlan found the first traces of alluvial gold in 1874. Since then, gold fields flourished as fortune seekers flocked to the area in search of gold. Today, the town has four gold mines that are more than 100 years and still in.. read more
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Bloemfontein

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Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province, previously known as the Orange Free State. The city is known as the 'City of Roses', or Manguang, 'the place of cheetahs' and the landscape is predominantly dry grassland. Bloemfontein is currently the judicial capital of South Africa, and the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal. .. read more
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Cape Town

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Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, vineyards and majestic landscapes and limitless ocean. .. read more
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Cato Manor

History of Cato Manor.. read more
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Crossroads Township

Crossroads Township is situated in Cape Town in the Wynberg district, some 12 km east of Athlone in the Western Cape Province... read more
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Kwazulu Natal... read more
For historical and pictorial information on this town in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, browse here... read more
Lamont-Hussey Observatory on Naval Hill. Source: University of the Free State. This observatory, which is situated on... read more
This strip of land is still in its natural state and extends from Lion's Head down to the sea, giving visitors a view... read more
Langa was established in 1923, like Nyanga, it was one of the many areas in South Africa designated for habitation by... read more
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Development of Langa location In the course of the inter World War years the regulations of the 1902 Location Act were... read more
Following the establishment of Langlaagte Deep in September 1895 the village was developed in 1903-1904 to house... read more
This dwelling was erected in 1894 for RH Hammersley-Heenen, resident engineer and general manager of the South African... read more
During the apartheid period, Lebowa was the homeland of the North Sotho people. It became a semi-independent national... read more
The building stands on the slopes of Table Mountain, above Welgemeend, and is reached through an avenue of oaks that... read more
Leinster Hall was built in the 1850s by Sebastian Hofmeyr on a plot of land that previously formed part of the farm... read more
Various Sotho societies arrived in Basutoland and Free State areas in the seventeenth century. King Moshoeshoe I united... read more
Liberia, which means ‘freedom’ formerly known as the Grain Coast, is one of the few African countries... read more
This plain structure was completed early in 1898 as the first permanent school in Kroondal, and together with the... read more
The lighthouse, which was probably designed and built by Hermann Schutte, is the oldest structure of its kind in South... read more
Declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 23 June 1989.
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 30 May 1980.
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The Limpopo River forms the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Limpopo Province covers the area that lies... read more
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The Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter [online]. Available at: www.southafrica-travel.net [Accessed 11 October 2010].... read more
This bridge was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 31 December 1981.
The bridge was designed by the Department of Public Works of the ZAR, under the guidance of Sytze Wierda. It was built... read more
This Victorian double-storey building with cast-iron verandah was designed by architects Reid & Hurst in 1897 and... read more
In 1772 the Masonic Order established its first lodge in the Cape under a warrant obtained from the Grand Lodge... read more
Before it was known Loftus this stadium was called 'Die Springbokpark', it was declared a National Monument under old... read more
Newlands House originally formed part of the historic estate established in 1751 by Governor Ryk Tulbagh. Long Cottage... read more
The building dates from the late 19th century when it served as the wine cellar on the farm Moddergat, then owned by... read more
The Lookout stands on a high promontory overlooking a valley noted for its indigenous vegetation. Although it is a spot... read more
The missionary school where so many Black intellectuals of the 19th and early 20th century—from Tiyo Soga to Thabo... read more
The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens are situated at the heart of Mpumalanga. They also have a Visitor's Centre which... read more
This unique group of 18th century buildings stands in Strand Street, across the road from the Koopmans De Wet House,... read more

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