How many of these places have you been to – and are they as strange as their names suggest?
by Luke Daniel
South Africa is a peculiar country, put on the global map through a series of erroneous misadventures. A nation saturated with so many cultures and languages is bound to dish up some peculiar town names.
The beautiful simplicity of both African locals and European settlers is reflected in the naming of towns across the country. Geographical nuances determine most names, but so do calamities, hardships and victories.
The defining factor behind all discoveries is that of adventure – the innate need to explore and learn.
Luckily, South Africans couple a keen sense of humour with inquisitive nature, leading to some uniquely unusual names of towns and places.
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