The Camdeboo

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Monday, 4th January 2021

The town of Aberdeen is located at the south of the area known as the Camdeboo. The name Camdeboo has evolved from a phonetically similar Khoi word meaning "green hollow".

The area was described by Hendrik Swellengrebel in 1776 as a triangular piece of land bounded on the north by the escarpment, on the south by stoney, tree-covered hills, the base near Aberdeen and the apex at Bruintjieshoogte, where there is still a farm named 'Slot van Camdeboo'.