The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


The town of Strydenburg is situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

It was established on the farm Roodepan in 1892. The story goes that there was a conflict over which farm the town should be established on and that gave rise to the name which means "town of argument" in Dutch.

The town has a population of around 3,000 people.

Strydenburg is situated in a semi-desert area and has particularly hot summers.

References and further reading

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 204

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 116

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 309

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 87

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 347


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