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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Soebatsfontein

Village of Soebatsfontein


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

Soebatsfontein is a tiny village in a semi-arid area of the Northern Cape province in South Africa. It has a population of less than 300 people. The translation of the towns name from Afrikaans is 'fountain of pleading' which arose from a violent incident in the late 1890's. A farmworker was killed by San people even though he begged for his life.

Soebatsfontein weather


The Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve is located nearby and is a great place to visit during the spring flower season.

Approaching Soebatsfontein

Approaching Soebatsfontein

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

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

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