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


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

Cape Town

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

Cato Manor

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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
Khoikhoi name for Rietfontein, station of the London Missionary Society, established in 1801 by William Anderson 1769-... read more
Aalwynkop is a hill 5km West of Belfour and 20km South-East of Heidelberg, in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The... read more
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Railway siding between Kommadagga and Sailtaire.
Settlement on the Nuy River, 7km from Worcestor. The name is Dutch for 'at the thorns'.
Found north of the olifants River, 7km east of De Rust. The name is afrikaans in origin and means 'pleasant'
a ravine!
A ravine 10km south-west of Kwaggafontein. The name is Afrikaans for 'monkey ravine'.
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Watercourse extending east and west, 14km west of Brandfort. Afrikaans for 'water-vein thorn stream'.The name... read more
Rocks in water in Holbaai, 6km west of Betty's Bay Name comes from Afrikaans meaning 'bait bank'.
10 km south-east of Kirkwood and north of the Sunday's River. The name recorded as early as 1778 is of Khoikhoi... read more
This spectacular sandstone mountain is a backdrop for the town of Zastron, in the south-eastern Free State province of... read more
A hill on which northcliff water tower is situated, some 10km north-west of Johannesburg. Originates from Dutch, '... read more
Cliff on the New Year's River in the Albany district. The name is Afrikaans for 'vulture cliff'. The Xhosa... read more
Located 25km north-east of Mata Mata in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. The name originates from Khoi origin and... read more
Watering place south of the Koa River Valley, south of Steinkopf. The name is derived from Khoikhoi and means '... read more
Zulu name for ridge on the mountains in Drakensberg, including such peaks as Cathedral Peak, the Bell, the Outer Horn... read more
In the 1980s Joseph Bheki Ndlovu, an artist and illustrator, joined the Abangani Open School in Durban as a youth... read more
Khoikhoi name of Rooiberg, some 10km from Eksteenfontein . Translated from Afrikaans means 'red mountain'.
Old Khoi name for Rooilyf, a railway siding 17km north of Groblershoop, on the way to Sishen. The name means 'red... read more
Railway station just south of Karibib, on the route to Swapkopmund. 
The name in Khoi means 'red hill tree'. This refers to the Pepper Trees, the berries of which give a reddish... read more
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Mountian in the Richtersveld, at the confluence of the Fish River with the Orange River. This a Khoikhoi name for '... read more
a range 150km from Springbok. The name of Khoikhoi origin and means 'to carry on ones back'; the mountain looks... read more
Sage-wood trees
Railway station some 34km from Port Nolloth. It takes its name from the sorrounding plain, known as Abbevlak. The name... read more
border post!
Mountain on the Lesotho border, 40km south-west of Bergville. The name is in keeping with those of other mountains in... read more
j Abbott and other, gold prospectors!
Hill situated, south of Barbeton.  Named after J Abott, a prospector who looked for gold in the Barbeton district... read more
 A small town and border post between Namibiaand South Africa which is located, north-east of Nakop, on the road... read more
Old Khoikhoi name for Warmbad. It means 'place of cleansing' or washing. A town 100km away from Pretoria North... read more
Mountain pass between Hoedspruit and Ohrigstad. Named after J G Strydom ,a well known farmer and civil servant, from... read more
Vanadium mined in Abenab mine.
A village situated some 32km north of Grootfontein. it came into being in 1921, to serve a mine producing; lead,... read more
Set in the Cambedoo Mountains in the Karoo, Aberdeen is about 50 km South-West of Graaff-Reinet. Aberdeen was founded... read more