[African Languages]

Meanings of place names in South Africa

The following list comes from the South African Geographical Names System database.

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Abel [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km E of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ "Abel" originates from the word "Abela" meaning to give.  e.g. to give people stands.


AMandawe [Post Office] [isiZulu]
6 km SW of Scottburgh Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ River flowing to the hills/valleys.


Aspen Lakes [Town] [English]
Situated with the Johannesburg CBD Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Unknown


Babirwa [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
5 km W of Rebone Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Tribe from Taueatsoala.


Bakolobeng [Post Office] [Setswana]
32 km N of Delareyville Ditsobotla, North West
♦ The name refers to the totem of the tribe.


Bathobatho Stad [Post Office] [Setswana]
60 km S of Mafikeng Molopo, North West
♦ 1.  The name refers to the past king.   (Kgosi) of the village.  2.  Also means people.


Batubatse [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
22 km W of Phalaborwa Namakgale, Limpopo
♦ Originate from the word “Tuba” meaning split.  It originated because these people.


Bavaria [Post Office] [Foreign language]
7 km East of Trevis RPA Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Named by whites who lived there..


Begwa [Town] [Tshivenda]
39 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ To carry at the back.


Bela-Bela [Town] [Sesotho]
Formerly Warmbaths / Warmbad Bela-Bela, Limpopo
♦ Warm water in the form of a hot spring found in Warmbaths (North ofPretoria). The water was formed through volcanic eruption.


Benfarm [Post Office] [English]
8 km N of Phalaborwa Phalaborwa, Limpopo
♦ Derived from the name of farmer called Ben.


Bereseba [Post Office] [Setswana]
45 km W of Brits Brits, North West
♦ Place namefrom the Holy Bible.


Bhirha [River] [isiXhosa]
Lat: 33° 22' Long: 27° 19' Peddie, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Bhisho [Town] [isiXhosa]
5 km NE of King William’s Town Lat: 32° 50' Long: 27° 26' King William's Town, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Bholothwa [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
57 km SE of Lady Frere Lat: 31° 59'  Long: 27° 11' Post Office Lat: 31° 59  Long: 27° 12 Police Station Lat: 31° 59' Long: 27° 12' Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Bholothwa [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
57 km SE of Lady Frere Lat: 31° 59'  Long: 27° 11' Post Office Lat: 31° 59  Long: 27° 12 Police Station Lat: 31° 59' Long: 27° 12' Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Bholothwa [Police Station] [isiXhosa]
57 km SE of Lady Frere Lat: 31° 59'  Long: 27° 11' Post Office Lat: 31° 59  Long: 27° 12 Police Station Lat: 31° 59' Long: 27° 12' Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Bholothwa [River] [isiXhosa]
57 km SE of Lady Frere Lat: 31° 59'  Long: 27° 11' Post Office Lat: 31° 59  Long: 27° 12 Police Station Lat: 31° 59' Long: 27° 12' Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Boardwalk Manor [Town] [English]
Directly adjacent to Pretoria Municipal boundary Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Named after the existing  office and retail development.


Boardwalk Meander [Town] [English]
Situated within 600 m from Tshwane Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ The residential development forms part of the existing office and retail development.


Boardwalk Villas [Town] [English]
in the Kungwini Local Municipality Marico, North West
♦ N/A


Bodutlulwane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Means to turnaround.  It originated because people during the times of war used to hide from their enemies by hiding around the mountain i.e going around the mountain.


Boetse [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 km SW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Boetse originated from a mountain in the village.


Boitumelo [Post Office] [Setswana]
35 km S of Ganyesa Ganyesa, North West
♦ Joy.


Bojating [Post Office] [Setswana]
81 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after nearby stream.


Bollantlokwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
15 km SW of Moretele Moretele, North West
♦ Sound of Ostriches.


Bophuduhutswana [Post Office] [Setswana]
70 km S of Taung Taung, North West
♦ Old tribal clan name.


Boshoek [Town] [Afrikaans]
10 km N of Pokeng Rustenburg, North West
♦ Means bush corner.


Botjhaba-tsatsi [Post Office] [Sesotho]
10 km NE from Botshabelo Complex Botshabelo, Free State
♦ Where the sun rises.


Brummerspruit [Post Office] [English]
11 km N of Ermelo Ermelo, Mpumalanga
♦ The river flows into the Brummer Dam.


Buqa [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
74 km NE of Modjadjiskloof Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ "Buqa" means to "mix".  The former induna used to mix soil with water during his youth days when when playing, hence the name "Buqa".


Caledon Nature Reserve [Nature Reserve] [(Other or unknown)] Caledon, Western Cape

Camphers Drift [Urban Area] [(Other or unknown)] George, Western Cape

Capricon square [Post Office] [English]
25 km S of Simonstad above on M5 Simonstad, Western Cape
♦ Originates from birth sign of Dave Actshuler,one of the original motivators behind development.


Carousel View [Post Office] [English]
10 km N of Hammanksraal Moretele, North West
♦ Entertainment Centre.


Cementation Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Worcester, Western Cape

Centane [Town] [isiXhosa]
Lat: 32° 30' Long: 28° 19' Centani/Kentani, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Century City [Post Office] [English]
10 km from Cape Town Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Named after local shopping centre.


Ceres Mountain Fynbos Nature Reserve [Nature Reserve] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Chelmsford Public Resort Nature Reserve [Nature Reserve] [(Other or unknown)] Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

Chief A Luthuli Park [Town] [Multiple languages]
15 km SW of Daveyton Benoni, Gauteng
♦ Name of a President of the ANC and a winner of a Noble Peace Prize.


Chintsa (East and West) [Town] [isiXhosa]
±35 km E Lat: 32° 49' Long: 28° 11' Oos-Londen/East London, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Chintsa (East and West) [River] [isiXhosa]
±35 km E Lat: 32° 49' Long: 28° 11' Oos-Londen/East London, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Cokonyane [Post Office] [Setswana]
15 km NE of Taung Taung, North West
♦ Named after prominent person in the area.


Constitution Hill [Court and heritage buildings] [English]
Lat:26° 11' Long:28° 02' Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Constitution means a body of fundamental principles according to which a state is governed.


Cooper’s Park [Post Office] [English]
75 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originatedfrom first businessman known as Cooper in that area.


Cordon [Post Office] [English]
42 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the first farmer who owned the land and on leaving he gave the land to farm workers.


Cosmo City [Town] [English]
Lat: 26° 02'  Long: 27° 55' Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Free from national prejudices and at home in all parts of the world.


Cottage [Post Office] [English]
18 km E of Polokwane Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Cottage originate from a railway station in the village.


Cracouw Farm [Post Office] [English]
20 km W of Juno Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Place namegranted by the attorney to the people of the village.


Dan [Post Office] [Foreign language]
17 km E of Tzaneen Letaba, Limpopo
♦ Derives from Japanese Dan, means proficiency in wars.


Deelpan [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
30 km N of Sannieshof Delareyville, North West
♦ It refers to a stream that was divided for people to live separately.


Dertig [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
12 km from Temba Post Office Temba, North West
♦ Means thirty. People staying in the area contributed thirty pounds each to buy the place.


De Vrede [Post Office] [Foreign language]
140 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ De Vrede originated from understanding amongst the community.


Diepsloot [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
70 km NW of Bochum Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Refers to avalley in the village.


Dikgothatso [Post Office] [Setswana]
4 km SE of Botshabelo Complex Botshabelo, Free State
♦ Comfort.


Dikhuting [Post Office] [Setswana]
30 km E of Taung Taung, North West
♦ Means a hole or a quarry. More than one ofthese are refered to as Dikhuti.


Dikwebu [Post Office] [Setswana]
1,5 km N of  Rantebeng Moretele, North West
♦ Means a dam which supplies this village with water and also most beasts were kwebu in colour.


Dilopye [Post Office] [Setswana]
13 km W of Hammanskraal Moretele, North West
♦ Singing of the modilwane bird.


Dimpšhe [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
93 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originated from ostrich bird as they were more common around the place.


Dinare [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
155 km N of  Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Dinare refers to  buffalos in the village.


Dipetlwane [Post Office] [Setswana]
10 km S of Bedwang RPA Moretele, North West
♦ Named after home made cultivator.


Dipompong [Post Office] [Setswana]
60 km W of Pretoria Odi I, North West
♦ Place full of water taps.


Ditenteng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
35 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originates from many tents that were first erected on the land for the people to live in.


Dithabaneng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
57 km S of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Refers to small mountains. It originated because the village is surrounded by small mountains.


Dithakong [Post Office] [Setswana]
8 km E of Mafikeng Molopo, North West
♦ Refers to the building of the first houses in the area with stones.


Dithote [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a dam with a big rock beside.


Ditshoka [Settlement] [Setswana]
Suburb of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ Name of a tribal leader.


Donelly [Post Office] [English]
20 km NW of Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
♦ Meaning not known. Named after shopping centre.


Dr George Mukhari Hospital [Hospital] [English]
25 km NW of Pretoria Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Named after person, Der George Mukhari


Dutywa [Town] [isiXhosa]
Town Lat: 32° 05'  Long: 28° 18' Station Lat: 32° 05'  Long: 28° 17' Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Dutywa [Railway] [isiXhosa]
Town Lat: 32° 05'  Long: 28° 18' Station Lat: 32° 05'  Long: 28° 17' Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Dzanani [Town] [Tshivenda] Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Change of name from Makhado Township


Dzingahe [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
12 km NE of Sibasa Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A place of stones.


Early Dawn [Town] [English]
2,5 km SE of the Mogale CBD and adjacent to and North of the residential township Noordheuwel Lat: 26° 05'  Long: 26° 05' Krugersdorp, Gauteng
♦ Refers to the rising of the sun across the mountain.


EKramnyiba [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
10 km NNW of King William’s Town King William's Town, Eastern Cape
♦ Name of river that passes through the village.


EKuvukeni [Post Office] [isiZulu]
26 km S of Wasbank Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ At the place of awakening.


ELalini [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
26 km E of Tsolo Qumbu, Eastern Cape
♦ Originates from the word “ilali” meaning village.


Elandsdoorn [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
27 km W of Groblersdal Moutse, Mpumalanga
♦ Refers to the name of the river.


EmaNtlaneni [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
Approved name for a town (now also allocated to a post office 34 km NE of Lusikisiki) Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape
♦ Chief’s clan name


EMatyengqina [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
6 km SW of Viedgesville Umtata, Eastern Cape
♦ Means stones of a witness.


Embhojeni [Town] [SiSwati]
25 km SSE of Kaapmuiden (Formerly Jeppe’s Reef) Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Derives from the war cry of the Matsamo clan (according to schedule from Mumalanga PGNC)


EMgulatshani [Post Office] [isiZulu]
60 km SW of Piet Retief Piet Retief, Mpumalanga
♦ Weak growing grass.


Emoyeni [Town] [Multiple languages] Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
♦ In the air.


eMshinini [Town] [isiZulu]
18 Km SW OF Lydenburg Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
♦ Means machine.


Emtfombo [Town] [SiSwati] Nsikazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after a fountain.


EMxumbu [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
10 km SE of Middledrift Middledrift, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Enable [Post Office] [English]
72 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ It means to make possible.  The village believes that they can do whatever they want.


Enselsrust [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
45 km NW of Sannieshof Ditsobotla, North West
♦ Place of rest. Originated because people rested at this place after fighting a battle.


ENtumbane [Post Office] [isiZulu]
60 km S of Piet Retief Piet Retief, Mpumalanga
♦ Name of royal palace.


ENyandana [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
30 km SSW of Cofimvaba Stutterheim, Eastern Cape
♦ Small bunch of wood.


ENyokeni [Post Office] [(Other or unknown)]
34 km SE of Jozini Ubombo, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ The place of snake.


EPulangweni [Post Office] [(Other or unknown)]
8 km E of Mapumulo Mapumulo, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Plank


EQhitsi [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
25 km SW of Engcobo Engcobo, Eastern Cape
♦ Name of a river meaning “ziqhitsi”i.e chicks.


Esaurinca [Town] [(Other or unknown)]
145 km SW of Musina Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Original farm name.


Esigangeni [Hill] [isiZulu]
Lat: 46° 54' Long: 37° 44' Cape Town, Western Cape


Esikhalini [Hill] [isiZulu]
Lat: 46° 56' Long: 37° 46' Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Weapon.


ESitofile [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
15 km NW Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
♦ Container for muti.


ESiyabonga [Post Office] [isiZulu]
12 km S of Durban Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦  Thank you.


ESizakancane [Post Office] [isiZulu]
25 km E of Newcastle Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ We are moving slowly.


Fadimehang [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
4 km WS of Botshabelo Botshabelo, Free State
♦ Be alert


Fandani [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
6 km SW of Ha-Makuya Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A country that was given to somebody by a chief as a gift.


Floris Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Folovhodwe [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
42 km N of Mutale Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Folovhodwe is the name of the village.


Fontaine Du Champ [Town] [Foreign language]
138 km SW of Musina Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Means spring in the field.


Freedom Park [Town] [English]
N of Rustenburg Rustenburg, North West
♦ Settled at that place to celebrate their freedom


Ga-Chokoe [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
43 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the name of the Induna.


Ga-Hlako [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
44 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after the headman of the village.


Ga-Kobe [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after the river which crosses the village.


Ga Lekalakala [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
6 km E of Galebelo Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Surname of original chief.


GaMadikana [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
79km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Name of chief.( From “the place of the initiation school” after which the Chief was named)


Gamagara [Railway] [(Other or unknown)]
2 km S of Sishen station (Near Kathu) Postmasburg, Northern Cape
♦ Refers to river in valley of site. Site on Gamagara farm.


Ga-Makgato [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
125 km SW of Musina Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Named after former chief.


Gamamadila [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
23 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from traditional beer which was a common drink to the villagers.


Ga-Mamokhibidu [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_20 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after the village's first headman because of his light complexion. The name means the red one.


Ga-Manaka [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_20 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after community leader. It is also a Sesotho sa leboa surname.


Ga-Maphoto [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_90 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a farm owner.


Gamashala [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Mashala refers to a latecomer.


Gamatlapa [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
43 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means stones. It originated because at the chief’s kraal there were many rocks that were used as chairs.


GaMmakola [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
5 km SW of Siyabuswa (Formerly Mmakola) Mdutjana, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after chief of the village.


Ga-Mmamadi [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
136 km SW of Musina Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ Named after former chief.


Ga-Mmotla [Post Office] [Setswana]
26 km W from Temba Post Office Moretele, North West
♦ Mmotla is the person who bought the land from Mathole who previously bought it from acertain white man.


Ga-Mocheko [Post Office] [Setswana]
3 km E of Rantebeng RPA Moretele, North West
♦ Surname of a person (first person).


Ga-Mohokoni [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
45 km E of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It originates from "hokoni" meaning wild animal (Dangerous one).  There were many of these animals in the area.


Ga-Monyebodi [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_17 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after community leader.


Ga-Motadi [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_90 Km NW of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after headman.


Ga-Motlatla [Post Office] [Setswana]
47 km S of Ventersdorp Lichtenburg, North West
♦ Name of tribe in this village.


Ga-Moyaha [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_70 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Derives from the name of one of the first occupants of the place. His name was Moyana.


Ga-Phago [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
44 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a hole on the roots of marula tree and people used to drink water from it.


GaPhasha [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 km N of Pretoria Odi I, North West
♦ Named after local tribal clan.


Ga-Pheeha [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
91 km NE of Polokwane Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ Originates from happiness for winning the land.


GaRakgoatha [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km S of Polokwane Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Name of a Chief.


GaRamela [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km N of Mokopane Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Surname of headman.


Garaphukula [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
100 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Name of a headman.


Ga-Rasai [Post Office] [Setswana]
85 km NW of Brits Odi I, North West
♦ Named afterc the first resident Rasai Mabiletsa.


Ga-Seane [Town] [Setswana]
near Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ Name of a sub chief.


Ga-Seapole [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
48 km NE of Modjadjiskloof Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the word “apola” meaning to take off clothes.  It originated because the former induna used to praised himself as when he was angry when he fought with his bare body.


Ga Taute [Post Office] [Setswana]
45 km SW of Taung Taung, North West
♦ This is th name of a person.


Glaudina [Post Office] [(Other or unknown)]
50 km E of Schweizer-Reneke Schweizer-Reneke, North West
♦ It’s a name of the wife of the founder of a town.


G-Mankgodi [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_60 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a headman.


Goedgevonden [Town] [Multiple languages]
18 km NE of Ventersdorp Ventersdorp, North West
♦ Original farm Name.


Gondeni [Town] [Tshivenda]
53 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Place where type of trees called Gonde, Mukonde and Tshikondengala are found. Gonde-  tpye of tree.       - place of tree.


Go-Nkwe [Town] [Setswana]
Suburb of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ Name of a sub chief.


Green Grass [Post Office] [English]
60 SW of Taung Taung, North West
♦ Place or stream with dense reeds.


Greenworld [Post Office] [English]
± 25 km SW of Benoni Delmas, Mpumalanga
♦ Originated from Greenworld farms in Israel, meaning cleaner world.


Gunda [Town] [Tshivenda]
50 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of headman. It is derived from u kunda meaning to defeat.


Gundani [Town] [Tshivenda]
27 km N of Thohoyandou Mutali, Limpopo
♦ Name of an unknown Headman.


Gwaragwara [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
94 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Originated because the MCP is situated next to the high school named Gwaragwara. The name means the beginning.


Hamatidza [Town] [Tshivenda]
60 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Hammanskraal West [Town] [Multiple languages]
Lat: 28° 16' Long: 25° 25' Wonderboom, Gauteng
♦ Derived from original farm name.


Hani View [Post Office] [English]
24 km NW of Bela-Bela Bela-Bela, Limpopo
♦ Originates from Chris Hani, the place was named after his death.


Highveld Park [Post Office] [English]
2 km from Centurion City Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Means high altitude veld.


Hlagatse [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km S of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ The word hlagatse means a place where there is always a water logged place e.g. like water at Warmbad.  The place is always wet.


Hlaluko [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
6 km W of Malamulele Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ A ford in a river/shallow place


Hlengesha [Town] [SiSwati]
31 km SE of Kaapmiuden (Formerly Schulzendal) Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after a river.


Hlogo-ya-Nku [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
81 km N of Mokopane Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Head of a sheep.


Hlonasedimong [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_73 km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a river.


IDududu [Post Office] [isiZulu]
20 km W of Juno Vulamehlo, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Rolling stones.


Imizamo Yethu [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
2 km N of Knysna Knysna, Western Cape
♦ Our effort.


Ipelegeng [Post Office] [Setswana]
5 km W of Schweizer-Reneke Schweizer-Reneke, North West
♦ People carrying their own burden.


Irene Estate [Town] [English]
±3 km E of Centurion CBD Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Irene was the name of the wife of the original landowner, named Nellmapius 100 yrs. ago.


ISankontshe [Post Office] [isiZulu]
10 km S of Hammmersdale Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ It refers to a mountain that does not run straight (winding mountain).


Isigodi samachibi [Lake] [isiZulu]
Lat: 46° 56' Long: 37° 35' Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Means the valley of pools.


Isisekelo [Town] [isiZulu]
Within Thembisa residential area Kempton Park, Gauteng
♦ Isisekelo is a base or foundation


Itireleng [Post Office] [Setswana]
29 km E of Soekmekaar Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ “Do it yourselves”People of the village were told to erect the stands themselves.


Itsani [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
11 km S of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Go down.


Kalkbank [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
17 km E of Rantebeng Moretele, North West
♦ A soil that can be plastered on the walls. lime


Kambambiso [Town] [SiSwati]
35 km SE of Kaapmuiden (Formerly Mbambiso) Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Name of former Chief.


Kamdladla [Post Office] [SiSwati]
36 km E of Malelane Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Name of headman.


Karabo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ It means an answer.  People of the village waited for a long time for and finally answered.


Katjibane [Settlement] [isiNdebele]
38 km SE of Bela-Bela (Formerly Katsibane) Moretele 2, Mpumalanga
♦ It originates from the local dam.


Katjibane [Post Office] [isiNdebele]
38 km SE of Bela-Bela Moretele 2, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after stream in the village.


Kelebogile [Post Office] [Setswana]
15 km W of Rosslyn Odi I, North West
♦ Thank you


Kgaphamadi [Post Office] [Setswana]
67 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ Place where there is a lot of blood


Kgoke [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
76 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means to tie something.Originated because  people that used to live in the area tried to tie the rock in order to take it down the mountain.


Kgokgole [Post Office] [Setswana]
30 km W of Ganyesa Ganyesa, North West
♦ Means residual, i.e soil and organic matterafter heavy rains.


Kgomo-Kgomo [Post Office] [Setswana]
14 km W of Makapanstad Moretele, North West
♦ When the land was initially bought each person was paying one cow hence kgomo-kgomo.


Kgopudi [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It means dream to remember about the wish to have postal service.


Kgosing [Town] [Setswana]
Suburb of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ At the Chief’s place.


Khakhu [Town] [Tshivenda]
59 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Female person’s name.


Khoapa [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
12 km SW of Maluti Matatiele/Maluti, Eastern Cape
♦ Means to hold tight using legs.


Khomananiville [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
33 km S of Giyani Hlanganani (G), Limpopo
♦ Is a name a village, meaning to catch hold of one another/stuck together as two things.


Khudu-tlou [Post Office] [Setswana]
60 km E of Taung Taung, North West
♦ It refers to a very big tortoise.


Khumula Estate [Town] [Multiple languages]
5 km W of Burgersfort Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
♦ Means to take off clothes.


Kingsway [Post Office] [English]
± 1 km N of Amanzimtoti Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Named after the route taken by Dick King on his journey from Durban to Grahamstown.


Klein Tshipise [Town] [Multiple languages]
53 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of old homestead and small hot spring.


Komkhulu [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
Between Viedgesville and Mqanduli Mqanduli, Eastern Cape
♦ Komkhulu means  at the place of the king. The king of the area stays there.


Kono [Town] [Setswana]
25 km S of Kuruman Kuruman, Northern Cape
♦ More than one.


Kontant [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
8 km NW of Makapanstad Moretele, North West
♦ When the farm was collected and cash paid.


Kopanong [Lake] [Sesotho sa Leboa] Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Means place of union. This region of the Island is a meeting place between different lavatypes, water (the lake) and the sky (the lake's altitude)


Kroonpark [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
Lat: 27° 31' Long: 27° 14' Kroonstad, Free State
♦ Name of a holiday resort and a shopping centre.


KwaGedleza [Post Office] [isiZulu]
23 km E of Jozini Ubombo, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Refers to name of a Chief.


KwaGoba [Post Office] [isiZulu]
2,5 km N of Inanda Ndwendwe, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Family name.


KwaGubevu [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
39 km from NE of King William’s Town King William's Town, Eastern Cape
♦ First clan to stay in the area. Meaning unkown.


KwaMathinta [Post Office] [isiZulu]
20 km NW of Port Shepstone Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ The name of the original owner.


KwaMbiza [Post Office] [isiZulu]
36 km E of Hammarsdale Richmond(N), KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Named after borehole in the area.


KwaMbizana [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
50 km SW Middledrift, Eastern Cape
♦ Small pot


KwaMdasha [Post Office] [isiZulu]
14 km N Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ The name of the resident in the area.


KwaNocomboshe [Post Office] [isiZulu]
24 km SE of Pomeroy Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Refers to a river.


KwaQedindlala [Post Office] [isiZulu]
25 km SE of Paulpietersburg Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ 1.The name    means to be    finished with    hunger. 2.         Means to end or   stop hunger.


Kwasibhejane [Post Office] [SiSwati]
50 km E of Malelane Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ At the place of the Rhino.


KwaThandanani [Post Office] [isiZulu]
10 km S of Durban Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Love one another.


KwaThuthuka [Post Office] [isiZulu]
7 km W of Amanzimtoti Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Community upliftment centre.


KwaVulingqondo [Post Office] [isiZulu]
12 km E of Ntumeni Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Place of enlightment.


Laastedrif Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Lakenvlei Lower Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Lakenvlei Upper Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Lakeside Estates [Town] [English]
Lat: 32° 16' Long: 25° 47' Vereeniging, Gauteng
♦ Unknown.


Lambani [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
46 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A country where people refuse to hand over any part of it to others as a price. They held on despite difficulties.


Lambani [Town] [Tshivenda]
46 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Lamolatlala [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
78 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It means taking hunger away from the people. (Because the post boxes erected in the place will deliver money to the people in the of registerd letters).


Langalokukhanya [Town] [Setswana]
10 km S from Upington Lat: 28° 52' Long: 31° 26' Gordonia, Northern Cape
♦ Means place of light.


Lapologang [Agrivillage] [Setswana]
5 km SW of Marikana Rustenburg, North West
♦ A place to relax.


Lebalangwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
45 km NW of Themba Moretele, North West
♦ Unutilisedspace.


Leesdale [Post Office] [English]
65 km SW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It is the name of a farm.


Lefatlheng [Post Office] [Setswana]
14 km E of Hammanskraal Moretele, North West
♦ Derived fromtree called lefatlha.


Lefiswane [Settlement] [Setswana] Mbibana, Mpumalanga
♦ Small pot.


Legonyane [Post Office] [Setswana]
35 km NW of Brits Odi I, North West
♦ Small wood


Lehae [Town] [Sesotho]
±8 km SW of the Johannesburg CBD, immediately to the east of Lenesia extension 9 and 10 Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Means a home.


Lehloedi [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
124 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the name of an old man who was principal of the initiation school.


Lekgolo [Post Office] [Setswana]
5 km NE of Rantebeng Moretele, North West
♦ It is a reflection of the cash paid to the farm. It means one hundred]


Lekhureng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
65 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means a land plenty of food.


Lekukela [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
54 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originates from street fight the strongest boy who always wins.


Lengeta [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
54 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means strong piece of broken clay pot. Derives from the fact that a clay piece can remain resistant even after a pot is broken.


Lephalale [Town] [Setswana]
Formerly Ellisras Lephalale, Limpopo
♦ Lephalale means to flow.


Lerome [Post Office] [Setswana]
60 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ The ground was always wet thus when you walked through it appeared as shaking.


Lerotse [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
68 km E of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Lerotse means pumpkin.  Pumpkins in the area were very sweet so they  approved of them.


Lesetlheng [Post Office] [Setswana]
80 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after local indigenous bushes.


Lethabong [Town] [Setswana]
35 km E  Lat: 25° 26'  Long: 27° 29' Brits, North West
♦ Means place of joy.


Letsokoane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
17 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means fields. It originated because people of the place are situated next to  a grazing land.


Letswatla [Post Office] [Setswana]
80 km NW of Bochum Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Originated from a rock in a river which was used as a traditional court.


Letswatla [River] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_73 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after big rock in the Mogalakwena river.


Lilydale [Post Office] [English]
45 km NE of Hazyview Mhala, Limpopo
♦ It originated from the kind of flowers which were growing in that valley.


Lissa [Post Office] [English]
115 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Female person’s name.


Litjelembube [Post Office] [SiSwati]
90 km E of Ermelo Eerstehoek, Mpumalanga
♦ Dwelling place of a lion.


Lizzulea [Dam] [(Other or unknown)]
75 km SW of Musina Musina, Limpopo
♦ Original cadastral farm name. Named by De Beers Venetia Mine.


Lucas Mohajane [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
4 km NW of Polokwane Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Suburb was named after founder member of the place


Lufule [Town] [Tshivenda]
8 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Lufule originates from ufula, u la from ufula means to eat.


Lukalo [Town] [Tshivenda]
49 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Means “salty” infertile lands.


Lushof Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Lutomboni [Town] [Tshivenda]
61 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Means a rocky place.


Lwamondo Thondoni [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
43Km N of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Is the chief’s kraal.


Maadišego [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km S of  Tzaneen Sekhukhuneland, Limpopo
♦ šego means drought.  The local induna’s daughter was born during the time of drought.


Mabele-a-Podi [Post Office] [Setswana]
49 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Teats of a goat.


Mabune [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
55 km S of Polokwane Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ Means a place where people accumulate their harvest in the field. It originated because in the olden days people used to harvest a lot.


Madibeng [Post Office] [Setswana]
200 km W of Vryburg Vryburg, North West
♦ Place of water. It originates from floods.


Madibogopane [Post Office] [Setswana]
6 km E of Delareyville Ditsobotla, North West
♦ Pan where animals used to drink water.


Madietane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means someone who wears traditional shoes made from a skin of the forehead of a cow. Nickname of former chief.


Madikoti Putsoa [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
18 km NW of Mohwelereng Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ It refers to names of two indunas of Gamabusela and Gamasenga.


Madimbo [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
48 km N of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Madimbo is a place full of ruins.


Madodonga [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
30 km W of Louis Trichardt Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ Madodonga is the name of a village.


Madras [Post Office] [English]
21 km NE of Hazyview Mhala, Limpopo
♦ Material (cloth?)Historical background unkown.


Madutle [Post Office] [Setswana]
60 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ The place had perennial streams.


Madzivhanani [Town] [Tshivenda]
46 km N of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ 0riginates from Madzivha meaning lakes. Means where lakes are found.


Maebane [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
25 km W of Louis Trichardt (Near Tshilwavhusiku) Dzanani, Limpopo
♦ From Sesotho“epa” which means digging, corrupted to eba in Tshivenda.


Maelula [Town] [Tshivenda]
70 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of headman.


Mafamošomo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ It means the one who gives mosomo[mošomo] – means to give in. This is a form of showing respect e.g. during olden days birds killed by the young people were given to old ones. Mafamosomo[Mafamošomo] means giving to honour.


Magogeni [Town] [SiSwati]
37 km SE of Kaapmuiden (Formerly Jeppes Rust) Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Derives from magoga (wild animal).


Magogong Village [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
16 km SE of Taung station Taung, North West
♦ Scorched foods.


Magomani [Town] [Xitsonga]
48 km NE of Thohoyandou Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ Named after headman.


Mahekgwe [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
50 km E of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ Named after the mountain next to the village where the mail collection point is situated.


Mahomolela [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
56 km SSW of Polokwane (Near Lebowakgomo) Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a  name of chief, meaning not talkative. The chief was a quite person.


Mahonisi [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
15 km E of Malamulele Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ To disregard something or to ignore order or advice


Mahopong [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km NW of Mokopane Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Named after nearby river.


Mailula [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
41 km E of Polokwane Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Named after person’s name Mailula. He used to oppose the act of banning of people by unbanning them. Hence his name means to unban.


Makarapeng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
96 km NW of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the old station of men.


Makgari [Hypsometry] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_80Km NW of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ The name came after the community had decided not to let anyone interfere in its affairs after it had purchased the land.


Makgaung [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
67 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ Means initiation school. It originated because the village is situated next to where they used to stage initiation school in the olden days.


Makgophe [Post Office] [Setswana]
76 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after Clan’s chief.


Makgora [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Makgora –originated from the word sweep as the induna was someone who likes to sweep.


Makhado [Town] [(Other or unknown)]
Formerly Louis Trichardt Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ Makhado was the king who fought colonialism during the 19th century. He has set the people in the far North free from and oppression.


Makolokoe [Post Office] [Setswana]
32 km W of Brits Brits, North West
♦ Name of Chief.


Makudubele [Post Office] [Setswana]
7 km W of Rantebeng Moretele, North West
♦ It originates from shapeless original inhabitant who lived there.


Makumbani [Dam] [Tshivenda]
13 km NW of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of headman.


Makungwi [Town] [Tshivenda]
64 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of a headman.


Makurung [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km S of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Makurung –originated from the white stones around the village.


Malahlela [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
35 km E of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Means to throw away. It originated after residents were evicted from their original place to a new one.


Malale [Town] [Tshivenda]
55 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Derives from name of headman leader. Also place where many palmwine trees are found.


Malebitsa [Post Office] [Setswana]
23 km E of Tuinplaas RPA Moutse, Mpumalanga
♦ People used to walk long distances to get to this place for an African drink. The urge for the drink was propelling.


Malebogo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
37 km W of Bochum Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Means dangerous hand. The people of the place killed many people using arrows during wars.


Malehlage [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a Sesotho word “Hlaga” meaning to initiate. It originated because thepeople of the place used to stage initiation schools.


Malemati [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Malemati is a Sesotho word meaning “val”. It originated because of the “val” made in the tunnel to reserve water for human drinking.


Malopeng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Many fruit trees.


Mamanyoga [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 km E of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It originates from the word “nyoga” [“nyoga”] meaning "ascend".  It is was named because the village is situated where it ascends next to the hill.


Mamosana [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
41km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a valley within the village.


Mampote [Village Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_20 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after community leader (headman).


Manaileng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
49 km N of Mokopane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Someone who moves slowly.


Manamakgoteng [Post Office] [Setswana]
15 km W of Brits Brits, North West
♦ Named after nearby local ridge(Honeycomb place)


Manavhela [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
30 km W of Louis Trichardt (Near Tshilwavhusiku) Dzanani, Limpopo
♦ It is a plane area without hills/ mountains.


Mangata [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km W of Polokwane Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ It originates from ngata meaning bundle or “kopano”meaning unite because people are united.


Maniini [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
4 km S of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A country abounding in munii (a wild fruit tree). The trees bear plum.


Manokwane [Post Office] [Setswana]
15 km E of Taung Taung, North West
♦ A place of porcupines.  This is a Setswana name that refers to these animals.


Mantsie [Settlement] [Setswana]
13 km SE of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ Name of a person.


Mapaputle [Post Office] [Setswana]
75 km W of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Means  that we came to this place in a hurry.


Mapate [Town] [Tshivenda]
11 km E of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ An area between mountains or squeezed by two mountains.


Maphophe [Town] [Xitsonga]
42 km NE of Thohoyandou Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ Name of headman.


Maponto [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
109 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Maponto means pounds. It originated from a farmer who used to pay his workers a pound per month.


Maralaleng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
±78 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Means to turn something around. The place was named as such because it is believed anyone who goes to the place, turns around the mountains in both sides.


Maranzhe [Town] [Tshivenda]
10 km NW of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Marapallo [Post Office] [Setswana]
80 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after local mountain.


Marapyane [Town] [isiNdebele]
13 km SW of Siyabuswa (Formerly Marapjane) Mbibana, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after a king.


Marconi Beam [Post Office] [English]
3 km from Milnerton Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Either a company or a landmark. Named after person who invented a wireless telegraphy.


Marobeng [Post Office] [Setswana]
6 km W of Thaba Nchu Thaba 'nchu, Free State
♦ Named after a hill.


Mascarin Peak [Hypsometry] [English]
Lat: 46° 54'   Long: 37° 42' Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Unknown.


Maseke [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
17 km W of Phalaborwa Namakgale, Limpopo
♦ Means a judge. Name of former paramount chiefwho used to judge cases/ handle disputes.


Mashamaite [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
35 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Name given by the first chief.


Mashobohleng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
38 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Dancing. (People of the place were very fond of dancing).


Mašita [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
42 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originates from the founder member of place and was also the induna.


Matjeketlane [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_50 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after the first occupant of the area.


Matlalane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
98 km from Mokopane Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Name of a river passing by.


Matlapaneng [Post Office] [Setswana]
12 km NW of Taung station Taung, North West
♦ Means stony or rocky place.


Matsa [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
12 km W of Dzanani Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Matsa is the name of a village.


Matseba [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after traditional healer who cured any disease.


Matšeka [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Fighter.


Matshakatini [Town] [Tshivenda]
53 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of headmen leader. Means place where trees are densely populated and mixed with grass.


Matshena [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
45 km E of Mutale Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ 1. Means something wild. 2.  Mahematshena is a country abounding white stones used for wash calabashes,“ndilo” wooden plates and spoons.


Maungani [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
5 km W of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of village.


Mavunde [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
56 km E of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Mavunde is the name of village.


Mawoni [Town] [Tshivenda]
62 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after hill in the area.


Mbahela [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
37 km S of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Mbahela is the name of village.


Mbhashe [River] [isiXhosa]
River Lat: 32° 14'  Long: 28° 54'  Village Lat::32° 14' Long: 28° 55' Station Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 28° 26' Dutywa/Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mbhashe [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
River Lat: 32° 14'  Long: 28° 54'  Village Lat::32° 14' Long: 28° 55' Station Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 28° 26' Dutywa/Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mbhashe [Railway] [isiXhosa]
River Lat: 32° 14'  Long: 28° 54'  Village Lat::32° 14' Long: 28° 55' Station Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 28° 26' Dutywa/Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mbhetana [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
47 km E of Tzaneen Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ Name of river or hole where water used to be fetched.


Mbhokota [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
9 km SE of Elim (Near Louis Trichardt) Vuwani, Limpopo
♦ Mbhokota means rock.


Mbhongo [Settlement] [Setswana]
31 km NWW of Siyabuswa (Formerly Almansdrift B) Moretele 2, Mpumalanga
♦ Means bones of animals. They were found along the stream where animals used to drink water.


Mbwedi [Dam] [Tshivenda]
15 km N of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after river Mbwedi.


Meerlus [Railway] [Afrikaans]
30 km S of Middelburg Middelburg (C), Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown


Menele [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
± 10 km from Malamulele Township (Eastern) Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ Name of a village


Metsimatala [Town] [Setswana]
30 km E of Postmasburg Postmasburg, Northern Cape
♦ Means green water. Metsimatale was the original name of the settlement before the forced removal of the community in 1968 by the apartheid government. The farm was named Groenwater after the Setswana name of the former settlement.


Mhangweni [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
41 km E of Tzaneen Ritavi, Limpopo
♦ It originates from a word mhango meaning a mango fruit.  Mhangweni means mango tree.  The place is situated next to the river called mhangweni.


Mhlaba Cross [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
23 km SE of Tzaneen Letaba, Limpopo
♦ Means Chief Mhlaba’s cross. It was named because there was a cross road leading to area of Chief Mhlaba.


Mhlambanyatsi [Town] [SiSwati]
22 km SE of Kaapmuiden (Formerly Buffelspruit) Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Where buffaloes used to cross the river.


Mhlambanyatsi River [River] [SiSwati]
17 km SE of Kaapmuiden (Formerly Slabojet) Barberton, Mpumalanga
♦ Where buffaloes used to cross the river.


Mianzwi [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
32 km E of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A place where enemies were killed by having stepped on a trap.


Midoroni [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
30 km W of Louis Trichardt (Near Tshilwavhusiku) Dzanani, Limpopo
♦ A country abounding in all species of prickly trees.


Midstream Estates [Town] [English]
4 km S of Centurion Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Midstream-neutral name for area between Johannesburg and Pretoria, characterised by small stream. Estates-residential settlement (area) collectively managed as one entity.


Migavhini [Town] [Tshivenda]
60 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of tree in the area.


Mistkraal [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
10 km W of Kirkwood Kirkwood, Eastern Cape
♦ Kraal with mist


M’lapa-Kgomo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
15 km NE of Thulamahashe Mhala, Limpopo
♦ Named afterthe river “M’lapa Kgomo”(Healingcattle).


Mmaditseke [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
102 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It refers to a wealthy person.


Mmakaunyana [Post Office] [Setswana]
80 km W of Pretoria Moretele, North West
♦ Small.


Mmakwara [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
123 km NW of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Mmakwara originated from frogs within village.


Mmaleupa [Settlement] [Setswana]
15 km SW of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ Name of a leader.


Mmamatlepa [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
48 km E of Modjadjiskloof Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It means the mother of the people because this induna looked after the people of this village as if he is the mother who looks after her children.


Mmamatonya [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
85 km S of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Mmamatonya means cold.  It originated because the place is open hence it is very cold.


Mmamehlaba [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means place of sand It originated because the place is sandy.


Mmamoleke [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
51 km S of Polokwane Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a person with a big head.


Mmankaipaya [Post Office] [Setswana]
62 km N of Madikwe Mankwe, North West
♦ The name means squatter. When people first came to settle at this  place. They picked and chose sites for themselves.


Mmatlhwaela [Post Office] [Setswana]
9 km E of Rantebeng Moretele, North West
♦ Surname of the original Bakwena tribe.


Mmorogong [Post Office] [Setswana]
78 km N of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Place where people used to buy properties.


Mmukubyane [Post Office] [Setswana]
14 km W of Bedwang Moretele, North West
♦ A vlei that has an ending.  Reaching an end at a given point.


Mmu-tshweu [Town] [Setswana]
Suburb of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ The colour of the soil – white in colour.


Modderspruit [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
15 km SW of Brits Brits, North West
♦ Named after local stream.


Modikwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
30 km NW of Brits Brits, North West
♦ Named after local stream.


Modimolle [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
E of Waterberg district (Formerly Nylstroom) Waterberg, Limpopo
♦ God has eaten. Modimo o-le.


Modjadjiskloof [Town] [(Other or unknown)]
16 km N of Tzaneen Lat: 23° 41' Long: 30° 08' Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ Name of a queen.


Modula Ranch [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km S of Ganyesa Ganyesa, North West
♦ It is someone who seats on something


Module [Post Office] [Setswana]
70 km W of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Name of mountain.


Moeka [Post Office] [Setswana]
22 km from Makapanstad Temba, North West
♦ The place was named after former landlord.


Moema [Post Office] [Setswana]
2 km S of Rantebeng RPA Moretele, North West
♦ 1.  Surname of a person (original      induna.) 2. A person who represents.


Mogogelo [Post Office] [Setswana]
23 km W of Hammanskraal Moretele, North West
♦ Inhabitants were attracted by the better grazing place for cattle.


Mogopa [Post Office] [Setswana]
48 km NW of Madikwe Madikwe, North West
♦ Son of Sechole who was ruling in Botswana.


Mogosane [Post Office] [Setswana]
33 km N of Mafikeng VRYBURG 1, North West
♦ Very rich or fertile place.


Mogwadi [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
Situated in the CBD (Formerly Dendron) 60 km from Limpompo CBD. Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Named after the river next to the town.


Mohome [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
59 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ The name resulted from the drought period in the area which killed a lot of livestock.


Moiletswane [Post Office] [Setswana]
35 km NW of Pretoria Odi I, North West
♦ Named after local     indigenous tree (small thorntree.)


Mokgola [Post Office] [Setswana]
125 km N of Zeerust Lichtenburg, North West
♦ River


Mokgorokgoro [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
65 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originates from a tree which was very popular at the land as a common tree of the land. The place was named after it.


Mokgwati [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km NE of Tzaneen Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ The collector of wood. People used to collect wood in this place.


Mokopane [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
Formerly Potgietersrus Mokopane, Limpopo
♦ Means togetherness.


Mokumuru [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
16 Km Wof Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a fountain in the area.


Mokwakwaila [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
33 km NE of Ga-Kgapane Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ Means a long term business. Originated because local businessman encouraged people to start a business which will last longer.


Mokwena [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
+_70 Km N of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a river in the area.


Molalane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
46 km N of Hoedspruit Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ It means a flatplace/land where there is no mountain and valley .


Molapong [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 km N of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ On the banks of the river.  People of the particular place use to live on the banks of the river.


Moleboge [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
90 km NW of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Moleboge means thanks to the Post Office for the service they bring..


Moleketla [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
±30 km NE of Tzaneen Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ Means something suspended in the air. The former chief used to ridicule women who wear skirts saying skirts are suspended in the air.


Moletji [Settlement] [Setswana] Mbibana, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after a man who came from Ga-Moletji in Polokwane.


Molonyama [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
18 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ The name originates from black colour. The name means black man.


Molorwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
70 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦  Ash.


Moloto North [Forest] [Multiple languages]
14 Km NW of KaMhlanga Kwamhlanga, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after a leader who stayed at the place before the period of the force removals.


Monakhi [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
45 km E of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Refers to a person who always complains.It originated because the Induna  of the place used to complain that he was going to be killed because of his position.


Mongalo [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
27 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a community leader.


Mononono [Post Office] [Setswana]
77 km NW of Rustenburg Vryburg, North West
♦ Name of nearby mountain.


Montana Aftree-Oord [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
4 km E of Sinoville Wonderboom, Gauteng
♦ Retirement place for the elderly.


Mooikloof Ridge [Town] [Multiple languages]
±350 m from the Western boundary of Kungwini local Municipality Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Means beautiful ridge next to a ravine.


Mooilyk [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
70 km SE of Polokwane Sekhukhuneland, Limpopo
♦ Looking pretty.


Mookgophong [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
1.5 km SE of Naboomspruit Mokopane, Limpopo
♦ Named after the Euphorbia trees.


Morebeng [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
NW of Segosese (Formerly Soekmekaar) Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ Derives from tree used by a traditional healer to cab lightening.


Moripe [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km S of Marble Hall Mdutjana, Mpumalanga
♦ One who cuts something.


Morola [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
57 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ Means relieving a person carrying a heavy load. It originated because in 1839 a Voortrekker called Louis Trichardt was stranded on top of a mountain and the Skororo people helped him to come down.


Morula [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
67 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ It refers to a tree where people drink from.  There were to many marola [morula] trees along the river.


Mosehleng [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
67 Km S of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after an old woman who built a primary school next to big tree called Modumela, using shrubs.


Moseki [Post Office] [Setswana]
25 km SW of Mafikeng Ditsobotla, North West
♦ Accused.(Name of the headman)


Moshadibe [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
35 Km S of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after a community leader.


Moshodo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km S of Polokwane Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the chief’s theme of ambitiousness.


Moswatse [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
65 km SE of Polokwane Sekhukhuneland, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the word Swatse meaning traditional shambok that was used to beat cattle. The name originated because the chief of the clan used to beat people as if they were cattle.


Mothomeng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
36 km N of Tzaneen Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It means to erect. People were looking for a proper place to built and they found it.


Motlatse [River] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
36 km N of Graskop Lat: 24° 36'  Long: 30° 49' Pelgrimsrust, Mpumalanga
♦ Means the river is always full, in summer or winter.


Motlhabe [Post Office] [Setswana]
70 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after local stream.


Motlhele [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
40 km E of Giyani Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It means an elephant.  The people of motlhele were hard workers.  They had power like elephants.


Motsoaledi View [Town] [Multiple languages]
12 km SW of Johannesburg (In Soweto) Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Name of person + view


Moyantshe [Post Office] [Setswana]
10 km SE of Rustenburg Rustenburg, North West
♦ Place of gathering.


Mpake [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
20 km W from Globlersdal Groblersdal, Mpumalanga
♦ Dispute about marriage of parents


Mphaneng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
50 km SE of Polokwane Sekhukhuneland, Limpopo
♦ Means a good place. Originated because the place is rich in minerals.


Mpheni [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
22 km SE of Louis Trichardt Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ Mpheni means give me (some land/plot).


Mphephu [Town] [(Other or unknown)]
Lat:  22° 52' Long: 30° 08' Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ The Mhephu people are the senior people in the Venda dynasty which is coMosed of the main groups.


Mphethu [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
±25 km W Village Lat:  32° 18' Long: 28° 12'  Hill Lat: 32° 38'  Long: 28° 05' Centani/Kentani, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown


Mphethu [Hill] [isiXhosa]
±25 km W Village Lat:  32° 18' Long: 28° 12'  Hill Lat: 32° 38'  Long: 28° 05' Centani/Kentani, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown


Mphothulo [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
45 km S of Lady Frere Post Office Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 27° 11'  Station Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 27° 09' Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mphothulo [Railway] [isiXhosa]
45 km S of Lady Frere Post Office Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 27° 11'  Station Lat: 31° 54'  Long: 27° 09' Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mputhi [River] [isiXhosa]
± 20 km N  Lat: 31° 38'  Long: 28° 20'  River Lat: 32° 05'  Long 28° 18'  Station Lat: 32° 02'  Long: 28° 15' Dutywa/Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mputhi [Railway] [isiXhosa]
± 20 km N  Lat: 31° 38'  Long: 28° 20'  River Lat: 32° 05'  Long 28° 18'  Station Lat: 32° 02'  Long: 28° 15' Dutywa/Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Mputhi [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
20 km N of Dutywa Dutywa/Idutywa, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown


Msiza Section [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
40 km N of Pretoria Odi I, North West
♦ Named after local tribal clan.


Mthatha [Town] [isiXhosa]
Town Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 46'  Post Office Lat: 31° 35' Long: 28° 47'  Station Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 47' Umtata, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after the river.


Mthatha [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
Town Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 46'  Post Office Lat: 31° 35' Long: 28° 47'  Station Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 47' Umtata, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after the river.


Mthatha [River] [isiXhosa]
Town Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 46'  Post Office Lat: 31° 35' Long: 28° 47'  Station Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 47' Umtata, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after the river.


Mthatha [Railway] [isiXhosa]
Town Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 46'  Post Office Lat: 31° 35' Long: 28° 47'  Station Lat: 31° 35'  Long: 28° 47' Umtata, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after the river.


Mt. Hebron Nature Reserve [Nature Reserve] [(Other or unknown)] Caledon, Western Cape

Mtilane [River] [SiSwati]
27 km SE of Kaapmuiden Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Derives from “tila”, which means taboo. People were prohibited from consuming water from this river because it was suspected to be infected with bilharzia.


Muduluni [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
28 km W of Louis Trichardt (Near Tshilwavhusiku) Dzanani, Limpopo
♦ Name of village.


Mukomaasinanndu [Town] [Tshivenda]
15 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Mukununde [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
57 km E of Mutale Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Mukuhunde is the name of the village.


Muledane [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
5 km S of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Muledane is the name of the village.


Muledzhi [Town] [Tshivenda]
38 km N of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after headman (tribal leader).


Murunwa [Town] [Tshivenda]
69 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Means angel.


Mushung [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
26 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Tree under which people used to wait for transport.


Musina [Town] [Multiple languages]
100 km N of Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (Formerly Messina) Musina, Limpopo
♦ Means copper.


Muswodi Dipeni [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
32 km N of Mutale Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Muswodi is the name of the village.


Muswodi Tshimani [Town] [Tshivenda]
50 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after small stream.


Mutele B [Town] [Tshivenda]
87 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Derived from the chief’s name called chief Mutele.


Mvane [Town] [isiXhosa]
Settlement Lat: 32° 01'  Long: 27° 04' Queenstown, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after the River


Nancefield [Post Office] [English]
26 km NW of Musina Musina, Limpopo
♦ Derives from the name of a person called Nancy who lived in the area a  long time ago.


Nandoni [Dam] [Tshivenda]
14 km E of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Nature on Sea [Settlement] [(Other or unknown)] George, Western Cape

Ncorha [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
+- 25 km NE of Cofimvaba Village Lat:  Long:  Dam Lat:    31° 46' Long: 27° 38'  River Lat: 31° 44'' Long: 27° 48'  Hill Lat: 31° 44'  Long: 27° 42' Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Ncorha [Dam] [isiXhosa]
+- 25 km NE of Cofimvaba Village Lat:  Long:  Dam Lat:    31° 46' Long: 27° 38'  River Lat: 31° 44'' Long: 27° 48'  Hill Lat: 31° 44'  Long: 27° 42' Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Ncorha [River] [isiXhosa]
+- 25 km NE of Cofimvaba Village Lat:  Long:  Dam Lat:    31° 46' Long: 27° 38'  River Lat: 31° 44'' Long: 27° 48'  Hill Lat: 31° 44'  Long: 27° 42' Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Ncorha [Hill] [isiXhosa]
+- 25 km NE of Cofimvaba Village Lat:  Long:  Dam Lat:    31° 46' Long: 27° 38'  River Lat: 31° 44'' Long: 27° 48'  Hill Lat: 31° 44'  Long: 27° 42' Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Nelly [Post Office] [English]
8 km S of Galebelo RPA Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Nelly was the name of the first white man to stay there.  The village was part of his farm.


Ngcobo [Town] [(Other or unknown)]
Lat: 31° 40' Long: 27° 59' Engcobo, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Nghalalume [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
14 km NW Giyani Giyani, Limpopo
♦ Son of the founder chief of the village.


Ngqamakhwe [Town] [isiXhosa] Nqamakwe, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown


Ngqika [Railway] [isiXhosa]
±47 km S of Cathcart Settlement Lat: 32° 20'  Long: 27° 11'  Station Lat: 32° 20' Long: 27° 11' Cathcart, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after Chief Ngqika, of AmaRharhadebe.


Ngqika [Town] [isiXhosa]
±47 km S of Cathcart Settlement Lat: 32° 20'  Long: 27° 11'  Station Lat: 32° 20' Long: 27° 11' Cathcart, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after Chief Ngqika, of AmaRharhadebe.


Ngqushwa [River] [isiXhosa]
Lat: 33° 12'' Long: 27°  06' Peddie, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Ngudza [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
10 km E of Sibasa Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Ngudza is the name of the residential village.


Ngwabitsi [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
30 km SE of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ Name of a river.


Ngweding [Post Office] [Setswana]
58 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Ngwedi means moon.The village was established in 1969 the day of Apollo-moon landing.


N12 Highway Park [Town] [English]
6 km E of Benoni Benoni, Gauteng
♦ Named after N12 Highway.


Nkaikela [Town] [Setswana]
9 km NE of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ I can go.


Nkambako [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
147 km NE of Polokwane Ritavi, Limpopo
♦ It originates from old male elephant found at the place before they killed it.


Nkhensani [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
36 km E of Louis Tritchadt Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ Nkhensani is the name of tribal authority.


Nkidikitlana [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
12 km NW of Rebone Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ First chief of the Village.


Nkogolwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
107 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after local mountain.


Nobhokhwe [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
Lat:  31° 54'  Long:  27° 52' Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Nonkaneng [Town] [Setswana]
43 km W of Siyabuswa Lat: 25° 04' Long: 28° 38' Moretele 2, Mpumalanga
♦ Refers to the many streams that are found to be flowing from the area. It is also a place where people and livestock from the neighboring village used to draw drinking water.


Nqabarha [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
Village Lat: 32° 20'  Long: 28° 47'  River Lat: 32° 20'  Long: 28° 47' Gatyana/Willowvale, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Nqabarha [River] [isiXhosa]
Village Lat: 32° 20'  Long: 28° 47'  River Lat: 32° 20'  Long: 28° 47' Gatyana/Willowvale, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Nsimbi [Town] [Xitsonga]
34 km NE of Thohoyandou Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Ntshingwayo [Dam] [Multiple languages]
24 km S of Newcastle Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Named after great Zulu General, Ntshingwayo KaMahole Khoza who defeated Chelmsford at Isandlwana.


Ntsikelelo [Town] [isiXhosa]
±13 km E from Upington Lat: 28° 45' Long: 21° 22' Gordonia, Northern Cape
♦ Means blessing.


Ntswana-le-Metsing [Post Office] [Setswana]
58 km NW of Rustenburg (Near Mogwase) Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after hill that appears wet.


Ntswaneng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km E of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ Originates from “lentswe” meaning small rock. The placewas named Ntswaneng because the people of the place lived next to the rock.


Ntwane [Settlement] [Setswana]
12 Km from Loskop Dam and 22 Km from Philladelphia Hospital. Moutse, Mpumalanga
♦ Derived from the community name Bantwane which means warriors.


N’wamankena [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
24 km W of Giyani Giyani, Limpopo
♦ Named after a person. The first white men toarrive in the area recognised him as a clever person and gave him an Englishname which translates to N’wamankena, meaning to be clever.


Nwanedi [Dam] [Tshivenda]
46 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Means the course of the water or river.


Nyanga Junction [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
22 km E of Cape Town Wynberg, Western Cape
♦ Means moon. It originates from the  name Nyanga West, previous name for Gugulethu Township.


Nyorwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
11km NW of Rantebeng RPA Moretele, North West
♦ A dry place.


Obakeng [Post Office] [Setswana]
89 km N of Madikwe Madikwe, North West
♦ To praise. People of the place praised God for providing them with the place.


Odinburg [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
90 km NW of Pretoria Odi I, North West
♦ Named after region named Odi.


Ogwini [Post Office] [isiZulu]
5 km W of Umzinto Emzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Along the sea.


Oorkantste Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Ceres, Western Cape

Orient Hill [Post Office] [English]
15 km S of Durban Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Riders to the hill


Ormonde Heights [Town] [English]
1 km from Soweto, 8 km from middle Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Situated higher than Ormonde


Ormonde View [Town] [English]
6 km from NE of middle Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng
♦ Named after view over adjoining Ormonde Townships


Pearly Beach [Post Office] [English]
21 km E of Gansbaai Bredasdorp, Western Cape
♦ Refers to white pearly beaches.


Phadi [Post Office] [Setswana]
81 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after first owner.


Phalala [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km E of Lephalale Mokerong, Limpopo
♦ Name of a river.


Phantsi kwentaba [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
20 km W of Umtata Umtata, Eastern Cape
♦ “Below the mountain”. The village is situated below the mountain.


Phaweni [Town] [Xitsonga]
37 km E of Thohoyandou Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Phiva [Post Office] [SiSwati]
40 km E of Malelane Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ The name Phiva originates from the name Liphiva meaning “Kudu.” Kudu animals were found in large numbers in the area.


Phobane Lake [Dam] [Multiple languages]
25 km NW (Near Umlalazi) Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ N/A


Phuti [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km N of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originates from togetherness inherited from cultural understanding.


Piriguhgas [Pan] [San]
60 km North of Twee River rest camp Gordonia, Northern Cape
♦ Goat people's pan. People who lived in the area, farmed with goats.


Pitsimatome [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
74 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after community leader whose name was Pitsi.


Pitsong [Post Office] [Setswana]
30 km E of Taung Taung, North West
♦ Meeting place.


Platklip [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
15 km W of Nebo Nebo, Limpopo
♦ It means flat rocks.


Polokwane [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
Formerly Pietersburg Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Place of safety


Posaito [Town] [Tshivenda]
63 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ To keep an eye over something.


Prospecton [Post Office] [English]
15 km S of Durban Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Meaning not known.


Qetho [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
20 km S of Peddie Peddie, Eastern Cape
♦ Name of river inthis village


Qholorha [River] [isiXhosa]
River Lat: 32° 47'  Long: 27° 51' Centani/Kentani, Eastern Cape
♦ The village was named after the river.


Qholorha [Town] [isiXhosa]
Settlement Lat: 32° 33'  Long: 28  17' Centani/Kentani, Eastern Cape
♦ The village was named after the river.


Qhorha [River] [isiXhosa]
Lat: 32° 26'  Long:28° 40' Gatyana/Willowvale, Eastern Cape
♦ The village was named after the river


Rabokala [Post Office] [Setswana]
25 km NE of Brits Brits, North West
♦ Named after first chief of the clan. He was the stem (rabo) and his clan the branches(kala)


Radikhudu [Town] [Setswana]
near Gopane Lehurutshe, North West
♦ Tortoise.


Radimang [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
17 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after community leader.


Ramagopola [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
197 km N of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ The name Ramagopola was given to the place in memory of the first chief.


Ramatshaba [Post Office] [Setswana]
56 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named after nearby koppie.


Rametloana Ga Rametloana [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
47 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the many thorns around the farm.


Rammobola [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
56 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It refers to the name of the former induna.


Ramodumo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
70 km N of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It means "sound". The former induna used to establish initiation school so he was well known as a result of it.


Ramokgeletsane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km NW of Siyabuswa Mdutjana, Mpumalanga
♦ Name of a river.


Ramongwana [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
23 km N of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Originates from a mogwana tree which was common in the area.


Ramotse [Post Office] [Setswana]
6 km W of Hammanskraal Moretele, North West
♦ Head of a village.


Ramotšhinyadi [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
62 km N of Tzaneen Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ Means disorganised. It originated because the Boers came to take land of the particular place. Hence people of the place said everything was disorganised.


Rampepe [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
45 km E of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Giyani, Limpopo
♦ "Rampepe" means “father carry me with your shoulders”. In early days they used to carry each other on their shoulders during the wars.


Ratsagae [Town] [Setswana]
19 km S of Moedwil Koster, North West
♦ Name of original village.


Ratšeke [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
43 km E of Modjadjiskloof (previous name - Duiwelskloof) Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ It means to marry your relative, because people believed in marrying relatives.


Reagile [Village Settlement] [Setswana]
18 km E of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ We have built.


Refentse [Post Office] [Setswana]
12 km W of Hammanskraal Moretele, North West
♦ We have won.


Refitlhile [Post Office] [Setswana]
71 km NW of Rustenburg Mankwe, North West
♦ Named by Mzilikazi Marauding Ndebele regiment while moving Northward.


Resolution Peak [Hypsometry] [English]
Lat: 46° 54' Long: 37° 43' Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Unknown.


Rheinland [Post Office] [Foreign language]
73 km NW of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Means country around the river Rhine.


Roodeplaat [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
12 km N of East Lynne (Part of Pretoria) Wonderboom, Gauteng
♦ Red sheet of rock.


Rooiboklaagte [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
8 km E of Acornhoek Pelgrimsrust, Mpumalanga
♦ Valley where impala were found in large numbers.


Sambandou [Area] [Tshivenda]
34 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Old homestead name. Named after a river.


Sanaha [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
97 km W Louis Trichardt Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Is a wild dangerous animals.


Sanari [Town] [Tshivenda]
84 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Means like a buffalo.


Saselamani [Town] [Xitsonga]
42 km NE of Thohoyandou Malamulele, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Scroda [Dam] [(Other or unknown)]
66 km NW of Musina Musina, Limpopo
♦ Original cadastral farm name. It was named by DeBeers-(Venetia Mine).


Seabe [Town] [Setswana]
37 km NWW of Siyabuswa (Formerly De Putten) Moretele 2, Mpumalanga
♦ Meaning not given on the form-Derives from an inheritance.(according to M PGNC-schedule)


Sebotlana [Settlement] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
42 Km W of Senwabarwana Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Named after the fountain in the area.


Sefogane [River] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
19 km N of Graskop Lat: 24° 46' Long: 28° 41' Pelgrimsrust, Mpumalanga
♦ It means if  a person  drowns in this river,  chances of him being found are slim.


Segakwaneng [Post Office] [Setswana]
60 km NW of Rustenburg Schweizer-Reneke, North West
♦ Named after local indigenous chalk/ lime stone.


Sehibidwe [Post Office] [Setswana]
10 km S of Madikwe Madikwe, North West
♦ Sehibidwe means red soil.


Sehokho [Settlement] [Setswana] Mbibana, Mpumalanga
♦ It is a place infested with many spiders.


Sehujwane Dam [Dam] [Multiple languages]
14 km E of Gopane Molopo, North West
♦ Name of the river.


Sekakene [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
65 km N of Polokwane Sekgosese, Limpopo
♦ It originated from the big forest around the village.


Sekampaneng [Post Office] [Setswana]
5km W of Hammanskraal Moretele, North West
♦ Very small farm. Named after the relocation from Jubilee Hospital.


Sekgweng [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
45 km E of  Polokwane Polokwane, Limpopo
♦ Means valley. It originated because the village is situated in the valley.


Sekororo [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
57 km SE of Tzaneen Naphuno, Limpopo
♦ Means a sound that comes from the nose and the mouth when a person is sleeping. It originates because the former chief used to snore a lot while sleeping.


Selepe [Post Office] [Setswana]
11km SW of Bedwang RPA Moretele, North West
♦ 1. People used to cut trees      continuously and a decision was      given to stop the cutting hence      selepe. 2.  Means an axe.


Semoriši [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originated from a mountain which is called by the name semoriši.


Sendedza [Town] [Tshivenda]
62 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ To be pushed forward.


Sengatane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
25 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Sengatane Refers to a bundle of woods within the adjacent river.The name means unity.


Senoko [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
33 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ It originated from sweet cane which was commonly famous at the village.


Senwabarana [Town] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
80 km NW of Polokwane Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Means stream where people used to draw and drink water


Seoding [Post Office] [Setswana]
15 km W of  Mothibistad Kudumane, North West
♦ Seodi is the name of a bird smaller than a vulture.


Seolwanetutjane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
36 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Many rocks on a mountain. It originatedas a result of heaps of rocks on a mountain.


Sephai [Post Office] [Setswana]
67 km NW of Brits Odi I, North West
♦ Means heavy rain. Place was once destroyed by a tornado.


Setotoloane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
21 km NW of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Means to stand alone.


Setsing [Post Office] [Sesotho]
Central in Witsieshoek Witsieshoek, Free State
♦ Central


Shakung [Post Office] [Setswana]
40 km N of Pretoria Odi I, North West
♦ Named after local indigenous tree called Leshaku.


Shanzhe [Town] [Tshivenda]
34 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of headman.


Shelangubo [Railway] [SiSwati] Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after Inkhosikati Lanyandza's shack which got burnt with all her blanketsinside.


Shelangubo [Dam] [SiSwati] Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Named after Inkhosikati Lanyandza's shack which got burnt with all her blankets inside.


Sigonde [Town] [Tshivenda]
68 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of headman Leader.


Sihlangu [Town] [SiSwati] Nsikazi, Mpumalanga
♦ Name of a senior citizen, means shield.


Siloam [Town] [Foreign language]
63 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Originates from biblical name Lake Siloam, where people were healed at Siloam hospital.


Siphiwo Mazwayi [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
4 km NE of Grahamstown City Albany, Eastern Cape
♦ Name and surname of a person. Siphiwo means  gift


Slagboom [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
19 km SW of Rantebeng RPA Moretele, North West
♦ Thick forestry place where trees were cut.


Sol Plaatjie Dam [Dam] [Multiple languages] Bethlehem, Free State
♦ Named after one of the founder members of the African National Congress as well as that of the municipality for which most of the deceased SAMWU members have worked.


Songeni [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
8 km S of Thulamahashe Mhala, Limpopo
♦ Named after the river Songeni which means “winding”


Sparksview [Post Office] [English]
On the outskirts of the Durban CBD Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Derived from street name Sparks road.


Strydomsdrift [Town] [(Other or unknown)] Mokerong, Limpopo

Sutelong [Post Office] [Setswana]
7 km NW of Rantenbeng RPA Moretele, North West
♦ A bridge through Moretele river.


Suurman [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
8 km NW of Moretele Moretele, North West
♦ Derives from the surname of a certain white man called Stuurman.The land of the particular place was bought from him.


Taulome [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km NE of Modjadjiskloof Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ "Tau" means "lion" and "lome" means to "attack and kill for prey". Taulome means a "lion which kills".


Tele River [River] [isiXhosa]
River forming border with Lesotho Lat: 30° 36'  Long: 27° 52' Herschel/Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape
♦ Named after River.


Thamagane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
67 km S of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Thamagane means the colour of stones and soil (white and black).  The village is situated on top of these black and white stones and soil.


Thanga [Settlement] [isiXhosa]
15 km W of Butterworth Village Lat: 32° 34'  Long: 27° 56'  River Lat:32° 45'  Long:27° 49'  Station Lat:   32° 34'   Long:27° 56' Gcuwa/Butterworth, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Thanga [River] [isiXhosa]
15 km W of Butterworth Village Lat: 32° 34'  Long: 27° 56'  River Lat:32° 45'  Long:27° 49'  Station Lat:   32° 34'   Long:27° 56' Gcuwa/Butterworth, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Thanga [Railway] [isiXhosa]
15 km W of Butterworth Village Lat: 32° 34'  Long: 27° 56'  River Lat:32° 45'  Long:27° 49'  Station Lat:   32° 34'   Long:27° 56' Gcuwa/Butterworth, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Thapelo [Post Office] [Setswana]
17 km NW of Schweizer-Reneke Schweizer-Reneke, North West
♦ Prayer


Theewaterskloof Conservation Area [Nature Reserve] [(Other or unknown)] Caledon, Western Cape

Theewaterskloof Nature Reserve [Nature Reserve] [(Other or unknown)] Caledon, Western Cape

The Oaks-Berg Dam [Dam] [(Other or unknown)] Caledon, Western Cape

The Village [Post Office] [English]
3 km S of Nelspruit Centre Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
♦ Village means small town. The name was given by the developers of a shopping centre.


Thina [River] [isiXhosa]
Lat: 31° 17'  Long: 29° 13' Qumbu, Eastern Cape
♦ Unknown.


Thononda [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
28 km W of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Thononda is the name of the village.


Thora [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
38 km S of Engcobo Engcobo, Eastern Cape
♦ Meaning unknown. But named after the nearby river.


Thorp [Post Office] [English]
190 km N of Bochum Bochum, Limpopo
♦ Thorp originates from a thorp tree which is famous in the village.


Tjiane [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
75 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Means a small locust. The place has many locust.


Tladistad [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
10 km NW of Makapanstad Temba, North West
♦ Refers to person called Tladi. He was the first person to stay in this village.


Tlapa [Post Office] [Setswana]
17 km N of Marikana Rustenburg, North West
♦ Named after local granite mountains.


Tlhotlhokwe [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
60 km N of Modjadjiskloof Bolobedu, Limpopo
♦ "Tlhotlhokwe" means "sting".  The name is derived from a tree in the mountain which stings if you touch it. It could hurt one’s flesh.


Tloonane [Post Office] [Setswana]
10 km SW of Makekeng Moretele, North West
♦ Small nut.


Tonga-View [Post Office] [English]
45 km E of Malelane Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
♦ It originates in a name of a Chief (Chief Tonga).


Transactie [Post Office] [Foreign language]
7 km W of Bedwang Moretele, North West
♦ Named by original white farmers and the name was carried?.


Tshamahansi [Post Office] [Xitsonga]
15 km N of Mhwelereng Mokopane, Limpopo
♦ Literally means to sit down which demonstrates respect.


Tshamulungwini [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
40 km N of Mutale Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ It is the name of a village.


Tshebedi [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
50 km W of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ Communication between two people, that is secret.


Tshepiso [Post Office] [Sesotho]
4 km NE of Welkom Welkom, Free State
♦ Promise.


Tshianzwi [Town] [Tshivenda]
55 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after headman (tribal leader).


Tshidimbini [Town] [Tshivenda]
17 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Pools of water (waterhole).


Tshikambe [Town] [Tshivenda]
8 km NW of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Originates from kamba meaning drunk. Kamba also means piece of pot clay.


Tshikhudini [Town] [Tshivenda]
7 km E of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A place not easily seen from far.


Tshikombani [Town] [Tshivenda]
61 km SE of Musina Dzanani, Limpopo
♦ Unknown.


Tšhilwaneng [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
15 km NE of Groblersdal Nebo, Limpopo
♦ A small mill known for many years in the area.


Tshirolwe [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
6 km W of Dzanani Dzanani, Limpopo
♦ The name is derived from Tshirole which means a young calf or sickly animal.


Tshisaulu [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
11 km S of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of a village.


Tshitandani [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
in Louis Trichardt Town Soutpansberg, Limpopo
♦ Tshitandani is TshiVenda name of Louis Trichardt.  It originated during the establishment of the town.


Tshitavha [Town] [Tshivenda]
41 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ A country characterized by abounding sand .


Tshitumbe [Town] [Tshivenda]
36 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Tumba means to squat.


Tshitunguni [Town] [Tshivenda]
41 km N of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Derived from the name of trees called Mitungu. Tshitungu(singular). Zitungu (plural).


Tshivaloni [Town] [Tshivenda]
76 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Means a place where Tshivalo (plug) is found.


Tshivhase [Town] [Tshivenda]
49 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after king Tshivhase.


Tshivhilidulu [Town] [Tshivenda]
65 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Tshivhilwi [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
35 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Name of a village.


Tshonya [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
6 km N of Lusikisiki Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape
♦ Meaning not known, but assumed to be derived from “Tshonyane”, a clan name.


Tshwane Mail Centre [Post Office] [Multiple languages]
2/3 km SW of Pretoria Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ Named after the river Tshwane.


Tsietsi Mashinini [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
15 km N of Polokwane Seshego, Limpopo
♦ The name of a student from Soweto who was brave to stand for his right and a leader of SSRC during Soweto uprising.


Tsoaing [Post Office] [Sesotho sa Leboa]
140 km SE of Polokwane Thabamoopo, Limpopo
♦ Originates from the Sotho word “letswai”meaning salt i.e in the salt. The place was named as such because the village is situated next to the river named Tswaing.


Tswinga [Post Office] [Tshivenda]
13 km SE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ See that your “tsindi” loinskin is tight. Used as a threat of violence. A country where people are always prepared to fight enemies.


Tweedepoort [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
15 km NE of Rustenburg Rustenburg, North West
♦ Named after a farm.


Tweefontein [Town] [Afrikaans]
¾ km from Pretoria eastern boundary Pretoria, Gauteng
♦ The name existed since 1858 and it originated from two fountains in the area.


Tweefonteinspruit [River] [Multiple languages]
25 km from Wesselton Ermelo, Mpumalanga
♦ Tweefontein is a farm where the river starts.


Two-Line [Post Office] [English]
6 km SW of Siyabuswa Mdutjana, Mpumalanga
♦ Originated from the literal meaning, two lines because the houses in the residence are arranged in two rows.


Uitval [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
16 km SE of Wasbank Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Fall out piece of land.


Umhlanga Gateway [Post Office] [English]
24 km SW from Umhlanga Rocks CBD Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ Named after shopping/entertainment coMlex. The name itself refers to an entrance or portal to an area.


Umkhombe [Hill] [isiXhosa]
Lat: 46° 51'  Long: 37° 47' Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Rhinoceros.


UMzimvubu [Post Office] [isiXhosa]
25 km N of Mt Ayliff Masixebeni/Mt. Ayliff, Eastern Cape
♦ Means home of the rhino. Name of a big river nearby.


Vaalkop [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
26 km SE of Wasbank Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal
♦ N/A


Van Riebeeckshof [Post Office] [Afrikaans]
15 km SW of Cape Town (In Tygerberg) Bellville, Western Cape
♦ It is the name of a shopping centre.


Vhudimbilu [Town] [Tshivenda]
17 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Place of kindness.


Vhurivhuri [Town] [Tshivenda]
44 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ The name of the place where vhurivhuri weeds (that retard crop growth) are found. Also refers to the hill above the village.


Vondo [Dam] [Tshivenda]
13 km NNW of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Vrischgewaagt [Post Office] [Foreign language]
20 km N of Dalereyville Ditsobotla, North West
♦ Stay Fresh


Waterval East [Town] [Multiple languages]
1 km E of Cashan Rustenburg, North West
♦ Derived from existing farm name i.e Waterval. Name of farm could have been derived from the small waterfalls in the Magaliesberg situated in the near vicinity to the property.


West Beach [Post Office] [English]
15 km NW of Cape Town In Bloubergstrand Cape Town, Western Cape
♦ Refers to the beach of Blouberg Strand.


Wigwam [Town] [English]
15 km SE of Rustenburg. Lat: 25° 45' Long: 27° 20' Rustenburg, North West
♦ Wigwam is a description of an Indian hut. The name is derived from the hotel known as Wigwam Hotel, was established during the 1950’s on the site. The hotel will form part of the township.


Ximixweni [Town] [Xitsonga]
43 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Headman’s name.


Ya-rona [Post Office] [Setswana]
32 km W of Pretoria Moretele, North West
♦ It is ours.


Zwigodini [Town] [Tshivenda]
53 km NE of Thohoyandou Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Named after Nyala magnesium mine.


Zwiguguni [Town] [Tshivenda]
70 km SE of Musina Thohoyandou, Limpopo
♦ Zwiguguni means tree stump. Area where the bluegum trees were cut down.



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