Goodhouse

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Goodhouse
Ford at Goodhouse
Ford at Goodhouse
Goodhouse is located in Northern Cape
Goodhouse
Goodhouse
Goodhouse is located in South Africa
Goodhouse
Goodhouse
Goodhouse is located in Africa
Goodhouse
Goodhouse
 Goodhouse shown within Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°54′S 18°15′E / 28.9°S 18.25°E / -28.9; 18.25Coordinates: 28°54′S 18°15′E / 28.9°S 18.25°E / -28.9; 18.25
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Nama Khoi
Area[1]
 • Total 0.30 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 171
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 0.6%
 • Coloured 98.8%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.5%
 • English 2.9%
 • Other 0.6%

Goodhouse is a town in Nama Khoi Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Locality with a landing-strip, on the southern bank of the Orange River, 60 km south-west of Warmbad and 60 km east-south-east of Vioolsdrif. The name is a folk etymological adaptation of the Khoekhoen Gudaos, 'sheep ford', said to be the place where the Namas crossed the Orange River with their sheep when they trekked from Little Namaqualand to Great Namaqualand.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Goodhouse". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 182. Retrieved 28 August 2013.