Florisbad

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Florisbad
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Florisbad
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Florisbad
Coordinates: 28°45′58″S26°04′59″E / 28.766°S 26.083°E / -28.766; 26.083 Coordinates: 28°45′58″S26°04′59″E / 28.766°S 26.083°E / -28.766; 26.083
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Municipality Masilonyana
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

Florisbad is a health resort 45 km northwest of Bloemfontein and 47 km south-west of Brandfort, near the Haagenstad salt-pan. Named after Floris Venter who opened up the mineral spring. Florisbad archaeological and paleontological site is now a tourist attraction. [1]

Bloemfontein Place in Free State, South Africa

Bloemfontein is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals and is the seventh largest city in South Africa. Situated at an altitude of 1,395 m (4,577 ft) above sea level, the city is home to approximately 520,000 residents and forms part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality which has a population of 747,431.

Brandfort Place in Free State, South Africa

Brandfort is a small agricultural town in the central Free State province of South Africa, about 60 km northeast of Bloemfontein. The town serves the surrounding farms for supplies and amenities. It is well known for once being home to the Anti-Apartheid stalwart and former wife of Nelson Mandela Winnie Mandela during her banishment. The British built a concentration camp here during the Second Boer War to house Boer women and children. Brandfort was also home to former prime-minister Hendrik Verwoerd, an architect of Apartheid, who matriculated there and Cardiff City F.C. midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi was born in Brandfort.

The Florisbad archaeological and paleontological site is a provincial heritage site in Brandfort in the Free State province of South Africa. Which houses Florisbad Skull an early hominid skull

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References

  1. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 165. Retrieved 28 August 2013.