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Kaapmuiden

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Wild Frontier
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Kaapschehoop (Kaapsehoop)

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Lowveld Legogote
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Description:
The remains of ancient workings bear testimony to the recovery of gold in southern Africa from time immemorial in the fabled De Kaap Valley. The first significant mining (as opposed to panning) for gold took place in this valley through which the Kaap River runs. At first it was indeed alluvial gold that was found at the western end of the valley - known as the Duiwelskantoor, or Devil's Office, because of its bizarre rock formations - but with the unwavering optimism of their breed the early prospectors, who were reminded of the Cape of Good Hope by the scenery that surrounded them, named the valley Kaapsche Hoop (hope of the Cape). A mining commissioner's office, two banks, other commercial buildings and government offices were erected. The village is now Kaapsehoop, a charming hamlet known for its wild horses.

Kabale in Uganda


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Kakamas

Province: Northern Cape Region: Green Kalahari
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Kalk Bay

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: South Peninsula
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Kalkfeld in Namibia

Region: Northern Region
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Kamanjab in Namibia

Region: Northern Region
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Kamberg

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Ukhahlamba Drakensberg
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Kamieskroon

Province: Northern Cape Region: Namaqualand
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Kampala in Uganda


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Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia


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Karasburg in Namibia

Region: Southern Region
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Kareedouw

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Cacadu
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Karenpark

Province: Gauteng Region: Northern Region
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Kariba in Zimbabwe


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Karibib in Namibia

Region: Namib
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Karino

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Namib
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Kasane in Botswana


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Kasese in Uganda


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Kathu

Province: Northern Cape Region: Kalahari
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Kathu is situated on the Namakwari Route, 'the town under the trees', boasts one of the five largest opencast iron ore mining operations in the world. Accessible by road, rail and air through Kimberley, 4x4 adventurers looking to the Kalahari and Botswana for off-road revelry pass through this modern, model town. It is home to one of the country's most beautiful golf courses and a luxurious lodge. Limestone houses characterise a desert landscape obscured by graceful palms. Also has a game reserve and holiday resort offering self-catering, camping an caravanning facilities. Activities include game and bird watching, badminton, golf, gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, fishing, horseriding, hunting.

Katima Mulilo in Namibia

Region: Northern Region
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Keetmanshoop in Namibia

Region: Southern Region
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Kei Mouth

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Wild Coast
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Keimoes

Province: Northern Cape Region: Green Kalahari
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Kelso

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: South Coast
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Kempton Park

Province: Gauteng Region: Eastern Region
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Kenhardt

Province: Northern Cape Region: Green Kalahari
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Kenton on Sea

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Sunshine Coast
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Kestell

Province: Free State Region: Eastern Region
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Keurbooms River

Province: Western Cape Region: Garden Route
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Khayelitsha

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: Tygerberg
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Khorixas in Namibia

Region: Namib
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Kidd's Beach

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Sunshine Coast
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Kiepersol

Province: Mpumalanga Region: The Panorama
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Kimberley

Province: Northern Cape Region: Diamond Fields
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King William's Town

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Sunshine Coast
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Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)


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Kitgum in Uganda


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Klaserie

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Valley of the Olifants
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Klawer

Province: Western Cape Region: West Coast
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Klein Drakenstein

Province: Western Cape Region: Winelands
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Kleinmond

Province: Western Cape Region: Overberg
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Klerksdorp

Province: North West Region: Southern Region
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Description:
Klerksdorp city was named after J de Clerq, first magistrate in the area after twelve Voortrekker families settled on the banks of the Schoonspruit in 1837. The discovery of gold in 1886 saw thousands of prospectors flock to the area. Today, Klerksdorp is the centre for a large mining and agricultural economy and boasts the second largest grain co-operative in the world. Attractions include Goudkoppie (the old mining shafts date back to the 18th century); Jack Scott House (this tin house was imported from Britain and was the home of Jack Scott, the father of modern-day mining in the area); Klerksdorp Mines (interesting tours can be arranged on request); Ou Dorp Hiking Trail (this walk meanders through the old part of town. Remains of pre-historic kraals can also be seen); The Railway Station and Old Flag Room (opened by President Paul Kruger when the line from Krugersdorp reached the town in 1897 - Klerksdorp's first national monument).

Kloof

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Greater Durban
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Knysna

Province: Western Cape Region: Garden Route
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Koeberg

Province: Western Cape Region: West Coast
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Koes in Namibia

Region: Southern Region
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Koffiefontein

Province: Free State Region: Southern Region
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Kokstad

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Elephant Coast
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Komatipoort

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Wild Frontier
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Kombat in Namibia

Region: Northern Region
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Komga

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Wild Coast
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Kommetjie

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: South Peninsula
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Koppies

Province: Free State Region: Northern Region
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Kosi Bay

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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Kosmos - Hartbeespoort Dam

Province: North West Region: Bojanala East
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Description:
Kosmos is another village founded by Johan Schoeman, the founder of Schoemansville. Inspired by the tranquillity of the scene as he rowed towards the hill on which the settlement was to be developed, he chose the Greek word for the universe with which to name it. A profusion of flowering shrubs and trees enhances the scene Schoeman found so enchanting.

Koster

Province: North West Region: Bojanala Rustenburg
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Kraaifontein

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: Oostenberg
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Kriel

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Cosmos Country
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Kroondal

Province: North West Region: Bojanala Rustenburg
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Description:
Kroondal, situated on a farm originally known as Kronendal, was one of 22 German Lutheran mission congregations established in the former Natal and Transvaal. The farm, which was in existence since 1843, was registered in 1858 in the name of Jan Michiel van Helsdingen, formerly of the Hermannsburg Missionary Society. A mission was established here, but when the society could no longer afford to provide maintenance for anyone but the missionaries, the lay workers who had worked at the station settled as independent farmers nearby. The settlement was surveyed and divided into plots in 1889 and a school which acquired a reputation for excellence was founded. Among those of the pupils who were not German-speaking were Louis Botha, who was to become South Africa's first Prime Minister, and the Afrikaans poet Totius, J D du Toit. The largely German-speaking town has a distinctly Teutonic architecture and cultural atmosphere. Tourist attractions include a Lutheran Church (a national monument built in 1896 and restored between 1979 and 1982); the Tobacco and Cotton Research Institute (an interesting tour is offered by this branch of the Department of Agriculture).

Kroonstad

Province: Free State Region: Northern Region
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Krugersdorp

Province: Gauteng Region: Western Region
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Kuils River

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: Oostenberg
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Kuruman

Province: Northern Cape Region: Kalahari
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KwaMbonambi

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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KwaMhlanga

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Cultural Heartland
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Kwale in Kenya


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Kwekwe in Zimbabwe


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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/10/25 at 08:57:52