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Avontuur

Avontuur
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur is located in Western Cape
Avontuur
Avontuur
Avontuur is located in South Africa
Avontuur
Avontuur
Coordinates: 33°43′30″S 23°10′08″E / 33.725°S 23.169°E / -33.725; 23.169
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictGarden Route
MunicipalityGeorge
Population
 • Total238
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6490
Area code044

Avontuur is a town situated in the Garden Route District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.[2] The town is located 13km south-east of Uniondale on an intersection of the R339 and R62 regional routes.

History

The name is Afrikaans for adventure; its origin, however, remains uncertain. The river from which the town takes its name was known in 1778.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Water Services National Information System - Community Report
  2. ^ "Official South African Geographical Names System". Department of Arts and Culture. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 65.