ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 239

New Scotland, Mpumalanga

New Scotland is a farming region in the former Republic of Transvaal bordering Swaziland, which was settled about 1866 and promoted by Alexander McCorkindaleWikitree profile for emigrants from Scotland and the Natal Colony. After the death of McC ...

Boland, Western Cape

The Boland is a region of the Western Cape province of South Africa, situated to the northeast of Cape Town in the middle and upper courses of the Berg and Breede Rivers, around the Boland Mountains of the central Cape Fold Belt. It is sometimes ...

Overberg

Overberg is a region in South Africa to the east of Cape Town beyond the Hottentots-Holland mountains. It lies along the Western Cape Provinces south coast between the Cape Peninsula and the region known as the Garden Route in the east. The bound ...

Swartland

The Swartland is a region of Western Cape Province that begins some 50 kilometres north of Cape Town and consists of the area between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north, and the Riebeek West and Rieb ...

City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

The City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of the East Rand region of Gauteng, South Africa. The name Ekurhuleni means place of peace in XiTsonga. Ekurhuleni is one of the five ...

Aston Bay, South Africa

Aston Bay is a coastal resort town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is located about 90 kilometers 56 miles West of Port Elizabeth and 5 km 3.1 km from Jeffreys Bay.

Bazley, KwaZulu-Natal

Bazley is a residential beach town along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, south of Durban. It was named in honor of John Batla engineer and Byrne immigrant whose son William has successfully opened the Mzimkulu river mouth for shipping in the 1880s ...

Boknesstrand

Boknesstrand is a small seaside town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is close to Cannon Rocks, Kenton-on-Sea, Alexandria, Bushmans River Mouth and Port Alfred. It is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District of ...

Cannon Rocks

Cannon Rocks is a small seaside town on the Indian Ocean in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, between Boknes and the boundary of the Greater Addo Elephant Park. It is situated 135 km east of Port Elizabeth and 180 km west of East London ap ...

Chintsa

Chintsa is a village in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. It is situated 38 km north-east from East London, at the mouth of the Cintsa river. There are two resort areas catering to tourists interested in sea fishin ...

Hermanus

Hermanus, is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is famous for Southern Right whale watching during the southern winter to spring seasons, and is a popular retirement location, too. Although the Southern ...

Hibberdene

Hibberdene is a small coastal town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast in South Africa. It was named after C. Maxwell-Hibberd, the former postmaster-general of Natal. Hibberdene is situated in the hibiscus coast of KwaZulu-Natal in the South and is ...

Ifafa Beach

Ifafa Beach is a small coastal resort town on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It is situated on the lagoon of the Fafa River mouth. The rivers name is derived from the Zulu word "iFafa" which means.

Kelso, KwaZulu-Natal

Kelso is located in the uMdoni Coast region of South Africa facing the Indian Ocean. Kelso is located 65 kilometers south of Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal. Today it is one of the poorest areas in KwaZulu Natal.

Kenton-on-Sea

Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is situated between the Bushmans and the Kariega Rivers, and lies approximately halfway between the industrial ce ...

LAgulhas

LAgulhas is the most southern coastal village and holiday resort in Africa, located within the Cape Agulhas Municipal area at the southernmost tip of the African mainland. It is situated next to the town of Struisbaai and about 30 kilometres sout ...

Margate, KwaZulu-Natal

Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. The river which flows into the sea at Margate is called "Nkhongweni" because the original inhabitants were reputed to be so mean t ...

Mtwalume

Mtwalume is a settlement in Ugu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. A small seaside village approximately 87 km South of Durban, it is predominantly a holiday and fishing village. The name "Mtwalume" is derived fr ...

Oyster Bay, Eastern Cape

Oyster Bay is a small coastal hamlet and resort located about 22.5 kilometres west of St Francis Bay on the Eastern Cape Coast of South Africa. It forms part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Sarah Baartman District. Oyster Bay is the neares ...

Paradise Beach, Eastern Cape

Paradise Beach is a coastal resort town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is located about 93 kilometres 58 miles West of Port Elizabeth and 7 km 4.3 km from Jeffreys Bay.

Port Alfred

Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26.000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated on the eastern seaboard of the country at the mouth of the Kowie River, almost exactly halfway between the larger citi ...

Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal

Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, right on the Eastern Cape Province border. Port Edward is a tourist resort for seasonal visitors from more affluent regions of South Africa. The coas ...

Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the Mzimkhulu River, the largest river on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast of South Africa. The Mzimkulu River means large place in isiXhosa and isiZulu. It is located halfway between Hibberdene and ...

Port St. Johns

Port St. Johns is a town of about 6.500 people on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River, 220 kilometres northeast of East London and 70 kilometres east of Mthatha. Port St. ...

Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal

Ramsgate is a village on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Ramsgate is located on the mouth of a river known by the Zulu name Bilanhlolo for the bubbles caused by strong currents making it look like the water is boiling. In 1922, ...

Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal

Shelly Beach is a coastal town in Ugu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It includes the largest shopping centre in the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Coast Mall and another large shopping centre, Shelly Centre ...

Southbroom

Southbroom is a coastal village in Ugu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is located 25 km south-west of Port Shepstone, 143 km south-west of Durban, and 213 km south of Pietermaritzburg. The village was offic ...

Stilbaai

Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. It is part of the Hessequa Local Municipality in the Western Cape province. Alternate spellings of the ...

Struisbaai

Struisbaai is a coastal settlement in the Overberg region of South Africas Western Cape province. The town is in the Cape Agulhas Local Municipality in the Overberg District, about two hundred kilometres south east of Cape Town, and four kilometr ...

Umtentweni

Umtentweni is a small coastal resort suburb of Port Shepstone between the Mzimkulu River and the Mtentweni River. It is situated in the Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a relatively clean and quiet residential r ...

Uvongo

Uvongo is a seaside resort south of Port Shepstone at the mouth of the Vungu River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Uvongo is the largest upmarket residential area on the lower South Coast. The Vungu River has a waterfall that flows into a small g ...

Bowesdorp

Bowesdorp was formerly a town between Garies and Springbok, 60 km south of the latter. Established on the farm Wilgenhoutskloof and named after Henry Bowe, doctor in Namaqualand. Situated in a narrow valley between high mountains, there was not s ...

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

The Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a 11.76 ha nature reserve located in the Walkerspruit Open Space System, in the Nieuw Muckleneuk suburb of Pretoria, South Africa. It became the first bird refuge in Pretoria when it was opened by the then may ...

Marievale Bird Sanctuary

Marievale Bird Sanctuary is a protected area in Gauteng, South Africa. It is about 10 km 2 in size, and situated on the East Rand on the Blesbokspruit. The Blesbokspruit is a major perennial river in Gauteng which is flanked by extensive floodpla ...

Dassen Island

Dassen Island is an uninhabited South African island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated about 10 km west of Yzerfontein and 55 km north of Cape Town. The flat and low-lying island measures about 3.1 km long northwest-southeast and 1 km wide, w ...

Kosi Bay

The lakes form part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The closest town is Manguzi, some 13 kilometres 8.1 mi away from it. Kosi Bay estuary is only 2 kilometres 1.2 mi from the Mozambique border. It is possible to wa ...

Redelinghuys

Redelinghuys is a village in the Bergrivier Local Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa, located about 160 kilometres north of Cape Town on the Verlorevlei River. The 2001 Census recorded the population as 581 people in 167 ho ...

Addo, Eastern Cape

Addo is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Region East of the Sundays river, some 72 km North-East of Port Elizabeth. In 1931, about 680 hectares and 1.700 hectares were concluded in the f ...

Alexandria, Eastern Cape

Alexandria is a small farming town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and is situated 100 km North East of Port Elizabeth on the way to Bushmans River Mouth, Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred. Alexandria is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in ...

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

Alfred Nzo is one of the 6 districts of Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Alfred Nzo is Mount Ayliff. The majority of its 801 344 people speak Xhosa. The district code is DC44. It is named in honor of Alfred NZO Baphethuxolo, for ...

Balfour, Eastern Cape

Balfour is a town in Raymond Mhlaba Municipality, Amatole District Municipality, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The villages lying at the foot of the Katberg, was established as a mission station of the missionary society of Glasgo ...

Baviaankloof Wilderness Areas

Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area is a protected area in Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is a 174 400 ha Conservation Area recognised in 2004 as a World Heritage Site. The word, Baviaanskloof, is derived from the Dutch "valley of baboons".

Bizana, Eastern Cape

Bizana is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is the seat of the Mbizana Local Municipality. And a number of local clinics in Bizana has a provincial hospital, named St Patricks hospital.There is also a hospital called the hos ...

Bodiam, Eastern Cape

Bodiam is a town in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Bodiam is located 8 km 5 miles from the belfry and 38 km 24 km from the Peddie, near the mouth of the river I. It is named after Bodiam Castle in Eng ...

Border Post, Eastern Cape

Border Post is a village in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The name refers to the border post, which exists here between the former Homeland Ciskei and South Africa, during apartheid in 1981-1994. The ...

Buffalo Pass (South Africa)

Buffalo Pass is a mountain pass situated in the Eastern Cape, on the M5, near East London, South Africa. The unique valley of the Buffalo are strictly to environmental and friends groups Buffalo pass was formed to try to protect him.

Burnshill

Burnshill is a town in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Former mission station of the missionary society of Glasgow, established at the foot of the Amathole mountains in 1831. The name of John burns, Mi ...

Cala, Eastern Cape

Cala is a town in Sakhisizwe Local Municipality, part of the Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The village is located on the Tsomo river, 28 km southwest of Elliot. Name is cut adjacent to’, referring ...

Calderwood, Eastern Cape

Calderwood is a village in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Settlement about 12 km 7.5 miles South-East of Fort Beaufort and 16 km 9.9 mi South-West of Alice. It was named in honor of Henry Calderwood o ...

Cedarville, KwaZulu-Natal

Cedarville is a town in the Alfred Nzo District Municipality of Eastern Cape, South Africa. Village at the foothills of the cederberg mountains, from which it gets its name from, it is 48 km North-West of Kokstad and 278 km from Pietermaritzburg. ...