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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2011, 08:58:49 pm »
ek wil baie graag 'n ghost town gaan besoek en 1 aand oorslaap  :)
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2011, 09:06:42 pm »
ek wil baie graag 'n ghost town gaan besoek en 1 aand oorslaap  :)

Wat van op die boonste vloer van daai gumtree mill...  :o

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2011, 09:23:17 pm »
ek wil baie graag 'n ghost town gaan besoek en 1 aand oorslaap  :)

Wat van op die boonste vloer van daai gumtree mill...  :o
nee want as dit gaan spook gaan ek te ver van my bike af wees as ek moet vinnig weg f*k
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2011, 09:44:16 am »
Gumtree is close to Clocolan, I must go check it out in October during the ECO GS !  ;D
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2011, 09:59:03 am »
Gumtree is close to Clocolan, I must go check it out in October during the ECO GS !  ;D

Here are some great pictures of the mill: http://www.pbase.com/tessajoughin/the_gumtree_mill



(I see it has no floors left - it has been stripped)


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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2011, 12:50:09 pm »
Just noticed your post!
In the Lowveld (Slowveld) Mpumalanga there is an abandoned mining village called Masauli (26 00'15.88"S 31 04'33.19"E). Check it out on Google Earth.
Best approach is from Barberton, if you approach from Badplaas, it's a nightmare with road construction. The asbestos mine was shut down a few years ago and now the village is empty. There is a boom gate at the only two entrance points, no problem with the guards just say you passing through.
The village is maintained, so it's not quite like Kolmanskop but a short walk around is crazy, empty school, rec club, golf course, clinic etc.
There are several great off road routes around the Nelspruit/Barberton/Swazi boarder area shout if you need some help.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2011, 07:37:23 am »
The Hamlet of Bonnefoi. 
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2011, 07:45:37 am »
Bulembu
Bonnefoi tussen Carolina en Machadadorp
Copperton Weskus
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
Gumtree, near Clocolan
Italian POW village near Barrington
Leydsdorp Limpopo  S23 59.739 E30 31.266
Masauli near Barbeton
Putsonderwater
Petersburg near Graaf Ren.
Schoemansdal Limpopo

Please add gps co-ords; and more towns
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2011, 08:05:24 pm »
Subscribe, cool thread.
Also think a night over in these places would be cool!
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2011, 08:16:03 pm »
And possibly spooky!
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2012, 08:13:12 pm »
Diepgezet and Msauli is the same place. I used to do some mine rehabilitation there. Most beautiful bar counter in the club..
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2012, 09:11:40 pm »
so enige iemand vir 'n oorslaap in 'n spook dorpie :patch:
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2012, 08:50:08 am »
Cave Girl and myself were going to sleep over in Putsonderwater last year, but had to skip it due to bike problems. We did go there, however, and soon found that although the town really is a ghost town, it is also the crossing point of two major roads in the area, so it is by no means quiet. There is traffic passing through it almost constantly.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2012, 10:52:25 am »
Bulembu
Bonnefoi tussen Carolina en Machadadorp
Copperton Weskus
Daviesville Limpopo  S23 24.496 E29 59.127
Diepgezet aka Msauli in the mountains behind Barbeton. 26 0'11.45"S 31 4'20.42"E
Drazilville
Gumtree, near Clocolan
Italian POW village near Barrington
Leydsdorp Limpopo  S23 59.739 E30 31.266
Putsonderwater
Petersburg near Graaf Ren.
Schoemansdal Limpopo

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2012, 03:53:54 pm »
Bulembu
Bonnefoi tussen Carolina en Machadadorp
Copperton Weskus
Daviesville Limpopo  S23 24.496 E29 59.127
Diepgezet aka Msauli in the mountains behind Barbeton. 26 0'11.45"S 31 4'20.42"E
Drazilville
Gumtree, near Clocolan
Italian POW village near Barrington
Leydsdorp Limpopo  S23 59.739 E30 31.266
Putsonderwater
Petersburg near Graaf Ren.
Schoemansdal Limpopo

Please add gps co-ords; and more towns

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2012, 05:54:45 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2012, 06:02:00 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2012, 09:03:56 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2012, 12:16:11 pm »
My geskatte coords..

Copperton - Spookdorp   S29 55.320 E22 18.157
Daviesville -spookdorp    S23 24.480 E29 59.100
Diepgezet -spookdorp    S26 00.287 E31 04.612
Drazillville - Spookdorp   S33 08.949 E25 54.947
Eureka - Spookdorp   S25 41.063 E31 11.065
Gumtree Spookdorp   S28 52.091 E27 42.630
Leydsdorp -spookdorp   S23 59.715 E30 31.276
Petersburg -spookdorp   S32 18.744 E24 57.933
Putsonderwater - Spookdorp   S29 13.921 E21 52.353
Schoemansdal - Spookdorp   S24 38.010 E26 40.103
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
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