Sannieshof

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Sannieshof
Sannieshof is located in South Africa
Sannieshof
Sannieshof
 Sannieshof shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°32′S 25°48′E / 26.533°S 25.800°E / -26.533; 25.800Coordinates: 26°32′S 25°48′E / 26.533°S 25.800°E / -26.533; 25.800
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Ngaka Modiri Molema
Municipality Tswaing
Area[1]
 • Total 5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,016
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 89.3%
 • Coloured 2.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 7.7%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 80.9%
 • Afrikaans 8.2%
 • Xhosa 3.4%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 5.9%
Postal code (street) 2760
PO box 2760
Area code 018

Sannieshof is a small farming town situated in North West Province of South Africa. It started as a post office to serve the farms in the district and was named in honour of the first postmaster, John Voorendijk's wife Sannie.

It is also close (20 km) to Baberspan which is a water bird sanctuary and a fishing mecca.

Village 40 km north-east of Delareyville and 38 km north-west of Ottosdal. The name was bestowed by John Voorendijk who was postmaster of Lichtenburg, in honour of his wife Sannie (née De Beer), whom he married in 1904.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Sannieshof". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 398.