Buysdorp

The site of a mission established for the descendants of Coenraad de Buys, a rebel vagabond, outlaw and adventurer of the early 19th century who fathered many children with several black women. President Kruger of the Transvaal granted the ‘Buys people’ land near Mara at the western end of the Soutpansberg.

Lephalele (Ellisras)

Lephalele (Ellisras)

The name is a composite of the names of two owners of the farm Waterkloof, Patrick Ellis and Piet...

Vaalwater

Vaalwater

Meaning Greywater situated in the upper reaches of the Mokolo River and on the edge of the real...

Thabazimbi

Thabazimbi

The name means 'Mountain of iron', The most southwesterly town, lying at the foot of the...

Zebediela

Zebediela

The name is derived from that of a local Ndebele chief, nicknamed "Sibitiele". Mookopong...

Mookopong (Naboomspruit)

Mookopong (Naboomspruit)

It had its beginnings in 1886 when JKG van Zyl settled on the farm Vischgat ('fish hole'). Later...

Modimolle (Nylstroom)

Modimolle (Nylstroom)

The name original of the town was chosen by an early group of religious zealots who mistook the...

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