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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2013, 11:22:42 am »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2013, 08:53:56 am »
Thanks for the Greylingstad pics - unfortunatley looks more ghost than town.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #102 on: November 11, 2013, 09:00:56 am »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2013, 10:14:31 am »
What a great thread. These old towns would be great to visit as part of a touring route. Maybe even arrange bashes there...
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #104 on: November 26, 2013, 08:57:05 pm »
Italian POW village near Barrington


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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #105 on: November 27, 2013, 07:57:55 am »
I'd also like to find out where the Italian POW "village" near Barrington is.

I went to this place in about 1986 when doing the old "National Hiking Ways" Outeniqua Trail.  As far as I remember, it was simply a row of 2 or 3 houses on one side of a short strip of tarred road (with street lights etc) surrounded by forest.  Some of the houses had friezes (little pictures) painted above a dado rail around the walls, which were apparently a big deal.  The "village" in the forest was well worth visiting.

I think it was near Karatara forest station (maybe even part of the forest station now).  I can't find the old Outeniqua trial map (I thinkt here was one done by Peter Slingsby) or any info about the place.

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #106 on: November 27, 2013, 09:10:30 am »
Apparently it is Farleigh forest station now (thanks to local meuseum)

I got the news letter of june 92 (41) if someone wants to have a look.

According to it there were approx 94 000 italian pow's around the garden route area.

In other words, more camps
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2013, 05:50:18 pm »
  • Leydsdorp Limpopo  S23 59.739 E30 31.266
    Daviesville Limpopo  S23 24.496 E29 59.127
    Diepgezet.In the mountains behind Barbeton. 26 0'11.45"S 31 4'20.42"E
    Drazilville
    Putsonderwater
    Copperton

What else?

I would really like to visit all of the ghost towns in ZA.  O0

I am with you on this!! Wanneer gaan ons?
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #108 on: January 04, 2014, 10:33:33 am »
...`n paar foties van Diepgezet (Msoli)...
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #109 on: January 22, 2014, 03:08:42 pm »
...`n paar foties van Diepgezet (Msoli)...

 :eek7: Lyk of dit kan kwaai spook daar  :peepwall:
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #110 on: August 27, 2014, 09:18:00 am »
Anyone got the co-ordinates for Drazilville?

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #111 on: August 27, 2014, 09:22:17 am »
...`n paar foties van Diepgezet (Msoli)...

Whats its history? Old mining town?
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #112 on: August 27, 2014, 09:31:08 am »
...`n paar foties van Diepgezet (Msoli)...

Whats its history? Old mining town?


Apparently so


Anyone been to Bank, near Carltonville, heard years ago that it was a ghost town too
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #113 on: August 27, 2014, 11:34:09 pm »
   Bonnefoi - Spookdorp      S25 55.002 E30 10.996               
   Bulembu - Spookdorp      S25 57.024 E31 08.038               
   Burgerville- Spookdorp      S30 43.587 E24 20.153               
   Coppertone - Spookdorp      S29 55.320 E22 18.157            
   Daviesville -spookdorp      S23 24.480 E29 59.100      
   Diepgezet -spookdorp      S26 00.287 E31 04.612      
   Drazilville - Spookdorp      S33 08.949 E25 54.947         
   Eureka - Spookdorp              S25 41.063 E31 11.065               
   Gumtree Spookdorp              S28 52.091 E27 42.630      
   Hlobane -Spookdorp      S27 42.916 E30 59.426         
   Kliprand - DR town              S30 35.718 E18 41.333            
   Kolmannskuppe - Spookdorp   S26 42.113 E15 13.917      
   Kotzesrus -DR town              S30 57.740 E17 50.170      
   Leydsdorp -spookdorp      S23 59.715 E30 31.276   
   Middelpos - DR town      S31 54.360 E20 13.837   
   Niekerkshoop - DR town      S29 19.688 E22 50.229   
   Petersburg -spookdorp      S32 18.744 E24 57.933   
   Putsonderwater -            S29 13.921 E21 52.353      
   Rietbron -DR town              S32 54.017 E23 09.077      
   Schoemansdal - Spookdorp   S24 38.010 E26 40.103      
   Soebatsfontein - DR town   S30 07.077 E17 35.442   
   Steynsdorp - Spookdorp      S26 06.964 E30 58.893      
   Van Wyksdorp - DR town      S33 44.852 E21 27.686      
   Van Wyksvlei - DR town      S30 20.940 E21 49.449   
   Van Zylsrus - DR town      S26 52.627 E22 03.154   
   Vermaaklikheid - DR town   S34 18.392 E21 01.692      
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #115 on: August 29, 2014, 10:06:28 am »
   Bonnefoi - Spookdorp      S25 55.002 E30 10.996               
   Bulembu - Spookdorp      S25 57.024 E31 08.038               
   Burgerville- Spookdorp      S30 43.587 E24 20.153               
   Coppertone - Spookdorp      S29 55.320 E22 18.157            
   Daviesville -spookdorp      S23 24.480 E29 59.100      
   Diepgezet -spookdorp      S26 00.287 E31 04.612      
   Drazilville - Spookdorp      S33 08.949 E25 54.947         
   Eureka - Spookdorp              S25 41.063 E31 11.065               
   Gumtree Spookdorp              S28 52.091 E27 42.630      
   Hlobane -Spookdorp      S27 42.916 E30 59.426         
   Kliprand - DR town              S30 35.718 E18 41.333            
   Kolmannskuppe - Spookdorp   S26 42.113 E15 13.917      
   Kotzesrus -DR town              S30 57.740 E17 50.170      
   Leydsdorp -spookdorp      S23 59.715 E30 31.276   
   Middelpos - DR town      S31 54.360 E20 13.837   
   Niekerkshoop - DR town      S29 19.688 E22 50.229   
   Petersburg -spookdorp      S32 18.744 E24 57.933   
   Putsonderwater -            S29 13.921 E21 52.353      
   Rietbron -DR town              S32 54.017 E23 09.077      
   Schoemansdal - Spookdorp   S24 38.010 E26 40.103      
   Soebatsfontein - DR town   S30 07.077 E17 35.442   
   Steynsdorp - Spookdorp      S26 06.964 E30 58.893      
   Van Wyksdorp - DR town      S33 44.852 E21 27.686      
   Van Wyksvlei - DR town      S30 20.940 E21 49.449   
   Van Zylsrus - DR town      S26 52.627 E22 03.154   
   Vermaaklikheid - DR town   S34 18.392 E21 01.692      


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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #116 on: August 29, 2014, 02:19:13 pm »
Kan nie glo Hlobane is 'n spookdorp nie.

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #117 on: August 29, 2014, 06:30:35 pm »
I live less than 100m from the N1 highway and I don't hear it at all.
Stop 500m from the N1 in the Free State and you'll hear every vehicle that passes.
I once slept over on a farm near Kokstad.  We were at least 500m from the road.
I couldn't sleep all night because of the passing traffic noise.

In GP there is a constant traffic drone. You guys are just used to it. If I stay over in Joburg I get woken up at 4am when it starts.

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #118 on: August 29, 2014, 07:26:45 pm »
Wow moet n paar plekke ga besoek ek sal die Bank dorpie by carltonville ga afneem seker n ou myn village hier is mos n hele paar ou myne hier rond
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #119 on: August 30, 2014, 09:07:30 am »
DR Town  ???  Can't recall copy that from some else's list  way back and added to my list
also on our doorstep..
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