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Afrikaans name: Koster

Municipal offices

Koster Municipal Offices

Photo © Johan van Zyl

North West

The small town of Koster owes its existence to the fertile farmlands in the surrounding area. The giant grain silos are evidence of this.

In 1913 the fledgeling town was named after the original owner of the land, Bastiaan Koster. There is also some who say that the town was named after Dr. Herman Coster who was a former State Attorney of the South African Republic.

Accommodation in Koster

Although the town itself does not offer too much to interest tourist there are some great game farms and guest lodges in the area.

Koster shopping area

Koster shopping area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Grain silo on the main road

The large grain silo

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: 220

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 216

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 166

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