Northam, Limpopo

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Northam is located in Limpopo
 Northam shown within Limpopo
Northam is located in South Africa
Northam (South Africa)
Northam is located in Africa
Northam (Africa)
Coordinates: 24°57′00″S 27°15′58″E / 24.950°S 27.266°E / -24.950; 27.266Coordinates: 24°57′00″S 27°15′58″E / 24.950°S 27.266°E / -24.950; 27.266
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Municipality Thabazimbi
Established 1946
 • Councillor Two days Molefe (ANC)
 • Total 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,381
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 83.5%
 • Coloured 2.1%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 12.6%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 42.2%
 • Afrikaans 14.7%
 • English 8.1%
 • Northern Sotho 6.8%
 • Other 28.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 0360
PO box 0360
Area code 014

Northam is a town in the Waterberg District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa, 54 km [2] south of Thabazimbi.


The town was proclaimed in 1946 by E.H.J. Fulls on the farm Leeukoppie, which belonged to H. Herd, and was originally one of a number of farms allocated to British veterans of the Anglo-Boer war.[3]


There are chrome and platinum mines in the area surrounding the town.[3]

Culture and contemporary life[edit]

Northam is also home to the South African music festival Oppikoppi.[4]:315, which attracts hundreds of artists and thousands of fans every year in August.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Northam". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Travel distances". saexplorer. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Northham". SA-Venues. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Erasmus, B.P.J. (2014). On Route in South Africa: Explore South Africa region by region. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 401. ISBN 9781920289805.