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Barberton

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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Waaihoek is a remote farm situated near Ladysmith in Natal (now KwaZulu Natal). The first rent paying tenants were 47... read more
This museum is situated on the same premises as the First Raadsaal and houses a collection of historic wagons and... read more
The five properties involved are part of a larger complex of Georgian terrace houses, The original portions of this... read more
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A tablet to the memory of Major Henry Douglas Warden, the founder of Bloemfontein, can be found on Warden Square in... read more
This museum is a collection of medals, battlefield relics, badges and other militaria, and is run by MOTH (Memorable... read more
The residence was built on a site upon which two of the earliest cottages in Kalk Bay already stood, the first having... read more
This memorial is dedicated to British soldiers who died during the Wars and is made up of large panels providing room... read more
Labour tenancy Prior to the 19th century, before the arrival of the White settlers, Weenen had been tribal land. The... read more
In 1657 the VoC granted land on the slopes of Table Mountain to a number of free burghers under the leadership of... read more
Welgemeend is one of the estates on the slopes of Table Mountain, above the Company's garden, granted during the 17th... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 6 September 1985.
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In 1993, the Cape Province was divided into three smaller provinces. One of them is the Western Cape. The Western Cape... read more
The property was originally granted to Francois Pieter de Necker in 1785 and formed part of the farm Coornhoop. The... read more
Also known as Witperd Klip. The stone was laid during the South African War by members of the Wiltshire Regiment who... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 23 December 1983.
This bridge was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 10 December 1965.
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 10 December 1965.
Situated beside Kensington, Windermere was a settlement situated on the N1 highway in Cape Town near the Ysterplaat... read more
The property was purchased in 1940 by a Dutch diamond trader known as Messias, who had a house erected upon it. During... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 4 July 1975.
This is one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in Port Elizabeth, and is typical of its town houses built... read more
Winners Park is a South African football club based in Polokwane.
The U-plan structure with a thatched hip roof dates from 1830 and is one of the oldest houses in the historical centre... read more
This  statue was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 15 October 1982.
Situated on the ground floor of University Corner in the heart of Braamfontein, The Wits Art Museum is one of... read more
The Wits School of Arts (WSOA) is ranked as one of the top interdisciplinary school of arts in South Africa according... read more
The Wonderboom nature reserve is home to a 1000 year old fig tree, or Ficus salicifolia, a wild fig known as the '... read more
This is one of the oldest nature reserves in Gauteng and was named after the Wonderboom (Ficus saliechifolia) which... read more
The bridge was built in 1901 using jarra wood by the Royal Engineers to provide entrance to a cannon trench. Since its... read more

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