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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Prieska

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Northern Cape

The name Prieska comes from the Korana term "place of the lost she-goat". Prieska was founded in 1882.

It is a smallish town with a population of around 15,000 people.

Although Prieska is situated on the banks of the Orange River it is located in a hot and arid region.

Prieska weather


There are quite a lot of crops grown near the Orange River and some sheep farming.


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 140

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 347

go! - Issue 083 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 113

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 332

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 86

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 286

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 57

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 181

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