List of castles and fortifications in South Africa

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This is a list of former and current castles and fortifications in South Africa and contains historical fortifications, military instillations, mock castles and Manor Houses, that may be referred to as "castles". A fortification or Fort[1] is easily identifiable as a structure built purely for defensive purposes, however a castle is slightly more subjective, the historical term castle refers to a Fortification that was also a seat of power and governance over the local area, the modern term might refer to a Manor House, a Châteaux or a Mansion and is more a matter of semantics.[2] The castles will be discussed by province.

Eastern Cape[edit]

Free State[edit]





North West[edit]

Northern Cape[edit]

Western Cape[edit]

Townhouses in Cape Town[edit]

Blockhouses of the Second Anglo-Boer War[edit]

  • Main Article: Blockhouses of the Second Anglo-Boer War[7]
  • Aliwal North Blockhouses (2)
  • Broederstroom Blockhouse
  • Burgersdorp Blockhouse
  • Dewetsville Blockhouse
  • Fort Harlech, Krugersdorp
  • Hekpoort Blockhouse
  • Hopetown Blockhouse
  • Kaalfontein/Zuurfontein Blockhouse
  • Modder River Blockhouse
  • Noupoort Blockhouse
  • Orange River Station
  • Pampoennek Blockhouse
  • Prieska Blockhouse
  • Riversford Blockhouse
  • The Reservoir Blockhouse
  • The Stormberg Junction South Blockhouse
  • Timeball Hill Blockhouse
  • The Warrenton Railway Bridge Blockhouse
  • Warmbaths Blockhouse
  • Witkop Blockhouse

See also[edit]