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Springbok

Afrikaans name: Springbok

Springbok main street

Springbok main street

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

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.

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.

Accommodation in Springbok

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.

Masonic Hotel

Masonic Hotel

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Springbok old sending pastorie

The old sending pastorie

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Springbok Hotel

Springbok Hotel

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Dutch Reformed Church, Springbok

Dutch Reformed Church (1921) - Springbok

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Anglican Church - Springbok

Anglican Church - Springbok

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 146

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 354

Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 102

go! - Issue 085 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 54

go! - Issue 086 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 72

Guide to Sieges of South Africa - Author: Nicki von der Heyde - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 202

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 347

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 168

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 282

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 13

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