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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #120 on: August 30, 2014, 09:53:45 am »
Glad to see Burgerville has also been added to the list.
Here is a link from an old RR:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=59727.msg1217289#msg1217289

Doesn't quite compare to some others, but ghost town none the less.
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #121 on: August 30, 2014, 06:36:13 pm »

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #122 on: August 30, 2014, 09:13:20 pm »

 Hoe lyk Pelgrimsrust deesdae ?
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #123 on: September 01, 2014, 07:41:49 am »
DR Town  ???  Can't recall copy that from some else's list  way back and added to my list
also on our doorstep..

Ah ok, looks like Daviestown
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #124 on: October 08, 2014, 01:38:14 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      


Fantastic thanks

Whats a DR Town?

So on the way to the bash we stopped at Van Zylsrus, its definitely not a ghost town, so I guess a DR town doesnt qualify, Still not sure what a DR town is
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2014, 11:24:11 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      
  Deelfontein - spookdorp    S30 59.520 E23 47.880
   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      


I see some guys on the forum has been to Deelfontein, but not many

It is on my bucket list

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2014, 03:11:07 pm »
A few photos of our trip to Bulembu in September
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2014, 03:32:42 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #128 on: December 09, 2014, 05:05:50 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #129 on: December 09, 2014, 05:59:22 pm »
The list is growing nicely  :thumleft:
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #130 on: December 09, 2014, 08:24:39 pm »
Anything in the Western Cape? I've been out to an old disused diamond mine in Namibia, turns out there was a ghost haunting it... With an AK47.

Made tracks pretty quickly.
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« Reply #131 on: December 09, 2014, 08:31:56 pm »
Is Copperton spookdorp en iets om te sien?
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #132 on: December 10, 2014, 06:14:14 am »
Ek het in Copperton gebly toe ek 3 jaar oud was. Het iemand fotos van die ou dorp?
 

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #133 on: January 16, 2015, 04:44:45 pm »
Greetings all, I am just about to start working on a book documenting all the ghost towns and towns that are on their way to becoming ghost towns in South Africa.
This thread has been a godsend, there were quite a few of these towns that I did not have on my list.

You are welcome to have a look at my map (so far), more have to be added, if you know of any that I don't have on the list your help would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOjNbJ-yZKVY.kdhVQbxDkp9s

Also if you would like to find out more about the project and you are on the "Facebook" then you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenNationZA

If any of you have the GPS co-ords for these place and would like to share, please do  ;)

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #134 on: January 16, 2015, 05:40:26 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #135 on: January 16, 2015, 05:47:18 pm »
Greetings all, I am just about to start working on a book documenting all the ghost towns and towns that are on their way to becoming ghost towns in South Africa.
This thread has been a godsend, there were quite a few of these towns that I did not have on my list.

You are welcome to have a look at my map (so far), more have to be added, if you know of any that I don't have on the list your help would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOjNbJ-yZKVY.kdhVQbxDkp9s

Also if you would like to find out more about the project and you are on the "Facebook" then you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenNationZA

If any of you have the GPS co-ords for these place and would like to share, please do  ;)

Mariepskop's, Moraba, Italian POW village near Barrington, Jamestown near Barbeton

Thanks, Shayne.

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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #136 on: January 16, 2015, 05:56:34 pm »
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Re: Are there any Ghost towns in SA
« Reply #137 on: January 16, 2015, 07:08:13 pm »
Ek het in Copperton gebly toe ek 3 jaar oud was. Het iemand fotos van die ou dorp?

Seker die dat die plek nou kan kwalifiseer as 'n spook dorp  :pot: :lol8:
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« Reply #138 on: January 16, 2015, 08:43:56 pm »
Uistekende thread dankie ouens. Ek vrek oor spook dorpies en sulke verlate plekke sal verseker hulle almal gaan besoek sodra my been weer reg is.

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« Reply #139 on: January 17, 2015, 10:14:40 am »
Uistekende thread dankie ouens. Ek vrek oor spook dorpies en sulke verlate plekke sal verseker hulle almal gaan besoek sodra my been weer reg is.

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