Aggeneys is a small community in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town of Aggeneys was named after Aggedap, the name of a Bushman who lived in the area. (no-one is quite certain of the origin of the name Aggeneys). Located just off the N14. Closest town is Poffader. One hundred kilometres east of Carolusberg on the Springbok –  Pofadder road, Aggeneys (place of water) is a copper, zinc, silver and lead mining complex. Set in an oasis, it offers a welcome round of golf.

Black Mountain Golf Club

Black Mountain Golf Club is a semi-private golf course located on Penge Road in Aggeneys. It has a 9-hole and an 18-hole course. Visitors are welcome every day.

Aggeneys the town, on a farm of that name, was founded to service the Black Mountain Mine, an underground base-metal operation nearby, currently employing over 600 permanent staff. This zinc/lead/copper/silver mine is just to the west of the town. The produce of the mine is transported by truck to the nearest railway line, located 150 km (90 mi) to the south-east along a virtually straight gravel (dirt) road. A major zinc deposit has been identified in the nearby Gamsberg inselberg, also set to be mined.

The ranges of hills, mountains and inselberg in the area display some of the most diverse and complex geology in Southern Africa including some of the richest known concentrations of copper, lead and zinc.

Most of the town’s facilities are within walking distance of each other. Facilities in the town include shopping facilities, a post office, a clinic, a pharmacy, butchery, recreational facilities, schools, a police station, etc.

The town itself consists of two sectors: The Northern Village and the Southern Village. Most of the town is decorated with green lawns and beautiful trees.

Ghaamsberg mountain is found about 10 km east of Aggeneys. Also encountered as Gams se Berg and Gamsberg, the name is derived from Khoekhoen /Gaams, ‘grassy spring’, probably after the Aristida brevifolia growing there.

Climate wise, the area is semi-desert, with arid conditions in general, but boasting some of the most beautiful and rare fauna and flora in the world.

Area: 205.68 km²
Population: 2262 (11.00 per km²)
Households: 573 (2.79 per km²)

The Aggeneys Fees

The Aggeneys Fees or Aggeneys Festival is an annual event that takes place in Aggeneys town the last weekend of November. The festival is packed with fun and games for the little ones, live entertainment and food stalls that will ensure you’re fuelled up the entire weekend. The Aggeneys Fees aims to showcase the hospitality of the Aggeneys towns people.

Contact Cecile Grobler on +27(0)54 983 9372 for more information or for general enquiries, contact

Accommodation in Aggeneys consists of B&B’s, guesthouses & self catering.


Klein Pella Guest House – Farm Style Accommodation on the Orange River, between Pofadder & Aggenys, Namakwa Region, Northern Cape Welcome to Klein Pella! A beautiful guest house on the biggest date farm in
Tel: 054 972 9712
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The Goegap Nature Reserve, under control of the Department of Environment and Nature Conservation, Northern Cape, is situated 15 km South East of Springbok. The Goegap nature reserve is ideal for nature lovers and 4×4 enthusiasts, in all seasons, and has routes for sedan vehicles as well as…

Phone: +27 (0)27 712-1880

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population 2,262
Young (0-14) 24,4%
Working Age (15-64) 74,5%
Elderly (65+) 1,1%
Dependency ratio 34,2
Sex ratio 133,9
Population density 11 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+ 0,7%
Higher education aged 20+ 15,5%
Matric aged 20+ 30,8%
Number of households 573
Average household size 3,6
Female headed households 14,8%
Formal dwellings 98,6%
Housing owned/paying off 0,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 99%
Weekly refuse removal 99,8%
Piped water inside dwelling 98,6%
Electricity for lighting 99,8%