BlueGnu - Explore South Africa's many tourist attractions

Pofadder

Afrikaans name: Pofadder

 Visit Shore2Shore

Pofadder area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Got a comment about the content on this page?



Pofadder

Pofadder town

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

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.

Dutch Reformed Church, Pofadder

Above - Dutch Reformed Church (1922)

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Pofadder area

Above - Pofadder is situated in an arid part of South Africa

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Top

References

Provinces

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Top places to visit

South Africa Attractions

Kruger Park

Johannesburg

Durban

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Pretoria

iMfolozi Game Reserve

Wildlife

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Insects

Amphibians

Free counters!

Copyright Steven Herbert T/A Steven Herbert Projects, 2013 - 2019. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy - FAQ - Terms of use - Mobile site