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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 10:41:55 am »
Dan kan jy jou baaik vat en Weskuspad langs kap tot op L'baai en dan die grondpad Vredendal toe en dan vat jy die pad Karoo toe. Daar is 'n plekkie met die naam Copperton, was 'n kopermyn gewees, het toe gemaak jare gelede, het altyd daar gaan jag. Die mynskag en alles staan nog net so. Weet nie of die myn weer oopgemaak het intussen nie.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2010, 10:44:41 am »
Dan kan jy jou baaik vat en Weskuspad langs kap tot op L'baai en dan die grondpad Vredendal toe en dan vat jy die pad Karoo toe. Daar is 'n plekkie met die naam Copperton, was 'n kopermyn gewees, het toe gemaak jare gelede, het altyd daar gaan jag. Die mynskag en alles staan nog net so. Weet nie of die myn weer oopgemaak het intussen nie.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2011, 08:42:57 am »
  • 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
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 08:58:07 am »
Bulembu, Swaziland.  Used to be called Havelock.  Also an asbestos mine.  Now used as a home for HIV orphans but the town centre (abandoned movie house, post office, club etc) remain very "ghost". Old houses rented out as rustic accomodation.  Fantastic DS country. http://www.bulembu.org/
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2011, 09:11:08 am »
Went to these years ago but may now be nothing left -

The Italian POW village near Barrington, Knysna area ?

Eureka City, BArbeton ?
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2011, 09:57:16 am »
Waterford in the Karoo not far from Jansenville area.I did sse signs of a few african families living in some of the houses though.
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2011, 02:48:43 pm »
Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape

oops, sorry, i was getting mixed up with old age homes
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2011, 03:07:33 pm »
Orania    :biggrin:
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2011, 08:02:27 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2011, 06:47:01 am »
Daar is 'n plekkie met die naam Copperton, was 'n kopermyn gewees, het toe gemaak jare gelede, het altyd daar gaan jag. Die mynskag en alles staan nog net so. Weet nie of die myn weer oopgemaak het intussen nie.

people still live in copperton.
i spent the night there once.
the mine's accommodation was removed completely,  only the floors remain (no walls etc)
but there's 1 street with about 8 houses

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2011, 09:52:25 am »
Daviesville Limpopo  S23 24.496 E29 59.127

This the place?
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2011, 10:01:42 am »
Then also Schoemansdal west of Louis Trichardt
Actually currently an "Archeological site / museum" bit still nice to visit

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2011, 07:41:55 am »


The Italian POW village near Barrington, Knysna area ?



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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2011, 03:46:54 pm »
Diepgezet.
In the mountains behind Barbeton.
26° 0'11.45"S 31° 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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Been there. Very Eerie and sad
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2011, 04:31:58 pm »
Diepgezet.
In the mountains behind Barbeton.
26° 0'11.45"S 31° 4'20.42"E from Google Earth
An abandoned (asbestos) mine town, complete with golf course, etc.
We rode through there last year.
 8)

Been there. Very Eerie and sad

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2011, 04:34:09 pm »
Petersburg naby Graaff Reinet.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2011, 05:02:35 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2011, 06:21:11 pm »
Gumtree, near Clocolan.

S28 52.089 E27 42.586

It has this impressive multi-story sandstone building, which I would like to know more of.

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2011, 08:14:48 pm »
Gumtree, near Clocolan.

S28 52.089 E27 42.586

It has this impressive multi-story sandstone building, which I would like to know more of.

This one?



Tessa Joughin, the photographer said of Gumtree Mill:
"This ruined mill in the once thriving village of Gumtree is said to be the highest sandstone building in South Africa.
There is a movement to try to restore it and the village for tourism."
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2011, 08:54:48 pm »
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