Goodhouse

Goodhouse (Nama: Gádaos) is a town in Nama Khoi Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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Ford at Goodhouse
Ford at Goodhouse
Goodhouse is located in Northern Cape
Goodhouse
Goodhouse
Goodhouse is located in South Africa
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Goodhouse
Coordinates: 28°54′S 18°15′E / 28.9°S 18.25°E / -28.9; 18.25Coordinates: 28°54′S 18°15′E / 28.9°S 18.25°E / -28.9; 18.25
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictNamakwa
MunicipalityNama Khoi
Area
 • Total0.30 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total171
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African0.6%
 • Coloured98.8%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans96.5%
 • English2.9%
 • Other0.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Locality with a landing-strip, on the southern bank of the Orange River, 60 km south-west of Warmbad and 60 km east-south-east of Vioolsdrif. The name is a folk etymological adaptation of the Khoekhoen Gudaos, 'sheep ford', said to be the place where the Namas crossed the Orange River with their sheep when they trekked from Little Namaqualand to Great Namaqualand.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Goodhouse". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 182. Retrieved 28 August 2013.