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Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
The name is Afrikaans for adventure, but the origin of the name is obscure. The river from which the town takes its name was known thus in 1778.
- Water Services National Information System - Community Report
- "Official South African Geographical Names System". Department of Arts and Culture. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 65.
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