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Old mission church in Kuboes
Old mission church in Kuboes
Kuboes is located in Northern Cape
Kuboes is located in South Africa
Kuboes is located in Africa
 Kuboes shown within Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°26′49.2″S 16°59′20.76″E / 28.447000°S 16.9891000°E / -28.447000; 16.9891000Coordinates: 28°26′49.2″S 16°59′20.76″E / 28.447000°S 16.9891000°E / -28.447000; 16.9891000
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Richtersveld
 • Total 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 948
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 0.6%
 • Coloured 95.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • Other 3.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.5%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 2.2%
PO box 8292

Kuboes is a town in Richtersveld Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Kuboes was one of the first permanent settlements on the Richtersveld. The town grew around a Rhenish mission set up by revered Johan Hein, who began to preach to the nomadic population of the surrounding areas in 1844. A church was built in 1893, and eventually the itinerant population decided to set up in Kuboes itself.[2]

Kuboes is a centre of Nama culture, and the local school is claimed to be the only school in the world that teaches the Nama language.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kuboes". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Kuboes". Explore the Richtersveld. Retrieved 7 January 2014.