Afrikaans name: Pofadder
The town of Pofadder was founded in 1875 at the site of a perennial spring.
It is reportedly named after Klaas Pofadder who was a Korana chief and had his headquarters in the town. He was shot by local farmers after being accused of rustling cattle. Some say that the town is named after the Pofadder snake which is common in the area.
Pofadder is a small town and is situated in a dry and sparsely populated area.
Pofadder weatherPOFADDER WEATHER
Above - Dutch Reformed Church (1922)
Above - Pofadder is situated in an arid part of South Africa
References and further readingConolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 351
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 92
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 341
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 185
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 281
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 13
Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 178