Afrikaans name: Springbok
Springbok main street
Springbok is the largest of the towns in Namaqualand. In 1852 the land was bought for the establishment of a copper mine and in 1862 the town was founded. In its early years it was called Springbokfontein.
Springbok weatherSPRINGBOK WEATHER
The town is surrounded by low hills, the most well-known of which is Klipkoppie which was used as a defensive position by the Boers in the Second Boer War.
Springbok still serves mines and farms in the area and also attracts some tourists. The old mining town of Nababeep is 20 km away and is a popular stop for wild-flower tours in Spring.
The old sending pastorie
Dutch Reformed Church (1921) - Springbok
Anglican Church - Springbok
References and further readingSouthern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 282
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 13
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 168
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 347
go! - Issue 085 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 54
go! - Issue 086 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 72
Guide to Sieges of South Africa - Author: Nicki von der Heyde - Published: 2017 - Page: 202
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 102
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 354
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 146