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Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« on: August 23, 2009, 04:54:52 pm »
Like real deserted towns, like Kolmanskop in Nam?
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 05:09:13 pm »
Bloemfontein :biggrin: :pot:
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 05:20:04 pm »
Putsonderwater. There's a (fairly recent) ride report that shows it to be only a dis-used railway siding with abandoned houses all around.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 05:37:22 pm »
Putsonderwater. There's a (fairly recent) ride report that shows it to be only a dis-used railway siding with abandoned houses all around.
Cool,do you have the link please?
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 05:45:46 pm »
Some of us were there the other day, witnessing the splicing of two Wild Dogs.

If you go to the annual bash at Boegoeberg, Gatsonderwater will be just up the road.


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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 06:17:48 pm »
Drazilville!
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 06:46:49 pm »
Drazilville!
Where would this be?
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 07:46:48 pm »
Drazilville is being stripped down by unscrupulous scrap metal dealers. >:(
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 08:59:15 pm »
Lets take a rid eout and find them :lamer:
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2009, 09:20:02 pm »
Diepgezet.
In the mountains behind Barbeton.
26į 0'11.45"S 31į 4'20.42"E from Google Earth
An abandoned (asbestos) mine town, complete with golf course, etc.
We rode through there last year.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 09:23:59 pm »
Putsonderwater. There's a (fairly recent) ride report that shows it to be only a dis-used railway siding with abandoned houses all around.
Cool,do you have the link please?


http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=34690.msg664030#msg664030

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=15924.0

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2010, 04:23:04 pm »
Daviesville Limpopo  S23 24.496 E29 59.127
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 04:24:42 pm »
Daviesville Limpopo  S23 24.496 E29 59.127

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 04:26:56 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2010, 04:27:29 pm »
Drazilville is being stripped down by unscrupulous scrap metal dealers. >:(

but its ghost town, who cares?
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2010, 04:29:32 pm »
Prieska    :patch:

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2010, 04:30:24 pm »
Leydsdorp Limpopo  S23 59.739 E30 31.266

Jy lieg, daai foonnommer lui dan  ;D
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010, 04:42:07 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2010, 09:55:58 am »
Elke nou en dan probeer iemand die plek aan die gang kry
n onelooflike plek wanneer daar lewe is :3some:
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