The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Strydenburg

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.

What is there to do in and around Strydenburg?

References and further reading

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 154

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

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

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

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

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


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