Roedtan shown within Limpopo

Coordinates: 24°35′54″S 29°04′50″E / 24.59833°S 29.08056°E / -24.59833; 29.08056Coordinates: 24°35′54″S 29°04′50″E / 24.59833°S 29.08056°E / -24.59833; 29.08056
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Municipality Mookgopong
  Total 1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 98
  Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 83.7%
  White 16.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Northern Sotho 41.7%
  Tsonga 20.8%
  English 13.5%
  Afrikaans 11.5%
  Other 12.5%
PO box 0580
Area code 015

Roedtan is a small town in the Limpopo province, South Africa, set in the midst of the Springbok Flats. Roedtan has a rail road station 85 km (53 mi) from Polokwane. At the road junction to Roedtan stands a monument to the battle of Moordrift in 1854 when 33 Afrikaners were killed in a skirmish with the local tribe headed by Makapane. The cave, Makapansgat, is now known to record early hominid occupation (1,500,000 years ago) and is a national monument. The Springbok Flats is a reminder that great herds of Springbok once populated the plain, which was also frequented by lions and other wild animals.


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