The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Koster, North West

Municipal offices

Koster Municipal Offices

Photo © Johan van Zyl

The small town of Koster owes its existence to the fertile farmlands in the surrounding area. The giant grain silos are evidence of this.

In 1913 the fledgeling town was named after the original owner of the land, Bastiaan Koster. There is also some who say that the town was named after Dr. Herman Coster who was a former State Attorney of the South African Republic.

Although the town itself does not offer too much to interest tourist there are some great game farms and guest lodges in the area.

Koster shopping area

Koster shopping area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Grain silo on the main road

The large grain silo

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 166

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 216

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 220


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