Bosbokrand

‘Bushbuck Ridge. The name refers to the large herds or this antelope, which made the ridge and surrounding countryside their home. The local black people call the place Maviljan.

The first trading store was opened in 1884. After the Anglo-Boer War Col. Ludwig von Steinaecker, founder and commanding officer of an irregular anti-Boer force of 600 men, Steinaecker’s horse, lived and worked on the farm Orinoco, 1 Okm north of Bosbokrand where he built a fort and named it Mpisane for the local chief.

Steelpoort

Steelpoort

Although it is predominantly mining area Steelpoort is not named for the metal mined in the area....

Phalaborwa

Phalaborwa

The name is said to mean 'better here than in the south', referring to the peaceful existence...

Gravelotte

Gravelotte

South Africa's only emerald mine is found at Gravelotte. The Consolidated Murchison Mine is the...

Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit

We do not know how it was named 'hat creek'. The rev. Frans Lion Cachet of the Dutch Reformed...

Ofcolaco

Ofcolaco

Named after the "Officers Colonial Land Company". Kiwi fruit is one of the products of the region.

Giyani

Giyani

Giyani, in terms of the policy of apartheid during the 1970s and 1980s, was developed as the...

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