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Place names, can there really be so few?
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:13:11 pm »
Place names, can there really be so few?

It often strikes me how many places in South Africa have the same name. We have a Middelburg in Mpumalanga, and a Middelburg somewhere in the cape. Likewise, there are two towns called Parys, both situated in the Free State.

Another favorite seems to be Seekoeigat. This country must have been really teeming with Hippos when the naming of these little towns was being done. Then there are the rivers. Has anyone ever tried to count how many Olifants rivers weve got?
I know of at least two Crocodile rivers, one that starts just before the Hartebeespoortdam and flows north, and the other that runs south of the Kruger Park.

When I recently told someone that I had ridden Oukloof pass, he asked me which of the three it was that I had done.

My biggest surprise came tonight though, when looking through my map book I find, to my surprise, that even the mountains are not exempt. In the Northern Cape, to the North of Olifantshoek, there lies the Korannaberg. And, would you believe, in the Free State just to the West of Clocolan, lies the Korannaberg.
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 10:41:07 pm »
Hey dude wa is di ander parys?
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 06:31:37 am »
Can not give the reason for that, but it make sometimes for a nice trip.

A few years ago I took Garmap and search "PRETORIA", end up with 8 places called Pretoria (on the latest Garmap  version there are many more) . Made a Grond&Stront route to each one and over a couple of days we visited them all. Was quite a memorable trip.
The other seven Pretoria's is all farms.
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 07:38:21 am »
Hey dude wa is di ander parys?
Zetman, hy is daar by Allemanskraal dam. As jy die pad vat van Aldam Estate af en ry tot by die N1, is hy op die hoek daar erens. In die nuutste mapstudio boek is dit bladsy 36, CO 76.

S28 14 33.2
E27 05 38.4
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 07:46:43 am »
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 11:04:58 am »
Ek wonder hoeveel Springbok Kafees was daar in die sewentigs, kon sweer ten minste een op elke dorp!
Ek sal laaik van n prentjie hier sit, maar is te f0kken onnosel...
 

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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 11:27:03 am »
Ladismith, Ladysmith

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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 01:01:38 pm »
Parys stil have a real porra caffie called springbok Kafee
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 02:21:37 pm »
15 Rietfonteins (reference : Des & Dawn)

You are my age!!!!
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 03:20:32 pm »
A few years ago I took Garmap and search "PRETORIA", end up with 8 places called Pretoria (on the latest Garmap  version there are many more) . Made a Grond&Stront route to each one and over a couple of days we visited them all. Was quite a memorable trip.
The other seven Pretoria's is all farms.

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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010, 08:23:26 am »
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Ek wonder hoeveel Springbok Kafees was daar in die sewentigs, kon sweer ten minste een op elke dorp!
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2010, 08:50:04 am »
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Ek wonder hoeveel Springbok Kafees was daar in die sewentigs, kon sweer ten minste een op elke dorp!
Dieselfde vir Royal Hotels. Geen wonder ons verdwaal somtyds nie.
Ek gaan nog een aand in n Royal Hotel slaap  :biggrin:
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 10:04:58 am »
Heidelberg-Kaap.
Heidelberg-Transvaal of wat ookal nou die provinsie se naam is.

Kenmerkend hoeveel name iets met water te doen het of liewer die tekort daaraan.
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 11:22:35 am »
Wat beteken die "burg" gedeelte in baie van die dorp's name ?
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010, 11:32:18 am »
Wat beteken die "burg" gedeelte in baie van die dorp's name ?
Weet nie van die "burg" nie maar die "ville" gedeelte kom van Frankryk af.
Ville beteken dorp en dus beteken Jansenville die dorp van ene Jansen.
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2010, 08:03:21 pm »
Wat beteken die "burg" gedeelte in baie van die dorp's name ?

burg (brg)

1. Informal A city or town: "There are no more opportunities for you in this burg" (Damon Runyon).
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2010, 10:03:33 pm »
Goeie werk so leer mens elke dag iets nuut
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 02:27:58 pm »
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Dieselfde vir Royal Hotels. Geen wonder ons verdwaal somtyds nie.

There is a whole thread of these on the forum

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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011, 02:58:36 pm »
Hey dude wa is di ander parys?
Zetman, hy is daar by Allemanskraal dam. As jy die pad vat van Aldam Estate af en ry tot by die N1, is hy op die hoek daar erens. In die nuutste mapstudio boek is dit bladsy 36, CO 76.

S28 14 33.2
E27 05 38.4

Dis eintlik 'n plaas naam LD. Daar is net een dorp met die naam.
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Re: Place names, can there really be so few?
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011, 03:04:34 pm »
Snaaks dat n plaas naam dit in n landkaart in kan maak, maar dit wys jou, die FS het ook niks anders om op te sit nie.  :biggrin:

Maar ja, ek dink die plaas name word deur geskaaf soos hulle gebruik word!
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