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Machadodorp / eNtokozweni

Afrikaans name: Machadodorp

The town of Machadodorp

Machadodorp now known as eNtokozweni

Photo © Steven Herbert


Since 2010 Machadodorp has been renamed to eNtokozweni which means "Place of Happiness".

The town got its name of Machadodorp in 1894. It was named after Major Joachim Machado who surveyed the land for a proposed railway line between Delegoa Bay and Pretoria.

The towns economy revolve around tourism, mining and timber.

In the hills in the area there are numerous stone walls and other remnants of pre-colonial times. They are known as the baKoni Ruins.


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 129

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 294

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 144

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 178

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 222

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 28

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 122

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