Vivo

Lies in a gap between the Soutpansberg range and the Blouberg range (Blue Mountain) in the west. The name is believed to be a corruption of the Sotho phefo (‘cold wind’), a reference to the wind, which blows through the gap in the mountains all year round. Salt is taken from a pan in the vicinity.

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...

Bosbokrand

Bosbokrand

'Bushbuck Ridge'. The name refers to the large herds or this antelope, which made the ridge and...

Ofcolaco

Ofcolaco

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

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