Dalmanutha, South Africa

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Dalmanutha
Dalmanutha is located in South Africa
Dalmanutha
Dalmanutha
 Dalmanutha shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°45′22″S 30°10′12″E / 25.756°S 30.170°E / -25.756; 30.170Coordinates: 25°45′22″S 30°10′12″E / 25.756°S 30.170°E / -25.756; 30.170
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Emakhazeni

Dalmanutha is a station some 16 km east of Belfast, on the route between Pretoria and Maputo. Named after the farm, which in turn takes its name from a biblical town on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 8:10). The name is said to mean 'house of widowhood'. The area is known to the local inhabitants as Monometsi. A clash between the Bakoni and Matabele occurred here. It was also the scene of the last pitched battle of the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) which took place from 25 August 1900.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 127. Retrieved 28 August 2013.