Second Dutch Reformed Church, Danielskuil
|• Total||174.63 km2 (67.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||47.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||8405|
The settlement is 142 km north-west of Kimberley and 72 km north-east of Postmasburg. It takes its name from a cone-shaped depression 6m deep in the dolomitic limestone; with a domed covering, reminiscent of the biblical ‘Daniel in the lions' den’ (Afrikaans: kuil, ‘hole’, ‘pit’). The Griqua leader Adam Kok is said to have used this depression as a prison, and to also have kept snakes in it. The area is known for rich asbestos deposits and for diamonds, while marble is also mined. The Tswana name of Danielskuil is Tlaka le Tlou or Tlaka-lo-Tlou, ‘elephant reed’.
- "Main Place Daniëlskuil". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 128.
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