Afrikaans name: Springbok
Springbok main street
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.
Springbok weatherSPRINGBOK WEATHER
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.
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.
The old sending pastorie
Dutch Reformed Church (1921) - Springbok
Anglican Church - Springbok
References and further readingBook 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