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Diepsloot



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Diepsloot is in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in the newly formed Region A (formerly regions 1 and 2), and is a sprawling, densely populated settlement made up of formal and informal settlements. The formal townships of Diepsloot West Extensions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 comprise about 7139 households. However, it is in the informal settlements dotted around Extension 3, 5, 6 and the Reception Area in Extension 8 where the largest number of people live: about 15 900 families. Diepsloot West township is not far from the wealthy suburbs of Dainfern and Chartwell, and was established in 1995 as a transit camp for people who had been removed from Zevenfontein. Here 1 124 plots were made available. People were to stay in the transit camp until land became available. For many this camp became a permanent home. The Transvaal Provincial Administration, which was then the local authority, developed the plots into formal housing stands. In 1999, the former Northern ...

Diepsloot

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Latitude -25.9348° S 25.9348° S 25° 56' 5.28" -25° 56.088'
Longitude 28.0125° E 28.0125° E 28° 0' 45" 28° 0.75'
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Diepsloot
Gauteng
South Africa
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Kruger Park - Sirheni
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'Sirheni' is a Tsonga word that means 'cemetery', after a type of elephant graveyard at a site near to the camp. Sirheni Bushveld Camp nestles on the edge of the Kruger National Park's northern plains within the Mopane veld of the region. The Sirheni Dam, on the Mphongolo River, lies next to the camp. The accommodation facilities and the camp's two bird hides overlook the dam and a wide variety of game and birds are attracted to it. Visitors have been awakened to the sounds of lion and hyena, as there are often kills at the dam. Sirheni has a resident leopard that is seen on a regular basis, often coming down to drink at the dam.
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