Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices MALAN SIDING to MBULU

MALAN SIDING
April 1904 to
Union
Area: Paarl
1   BONC "1368" New Discovery reported by A.T. Visser 09.03.1905
(Aab)
09.05.1905
(Visser)
 
2   1C "Blank" New Discovery reported by A.T. Visser 09.03.1905
(Aab)
   
MALMESBURY
1 November 1845 to
Union
Area: Malmesbury
Population 1904: 3811
1   OCT NUMBER "21"   ??.??.1849 ??.08.1852  
2   BONC "215"   21.07.1881 31.10.1896  
       
3   OVAL   Rated as 2 by Goldblatt 27.12.1854 14.06.1881 15
       
4   1C "Blank" Name: 8 to 4 o'clock 06.07.1881
(Rhodesia.co.za)
31.10.1896  
       
5   1C "Blank"   Name: 9 to 3 o'clock 20.09.1887 26.06.1901  
6   1C "CGH" Last seen: 14.04.1921 17.01.1898 30.05.1910  
       
7   SQC "CGH"   21.03.1899
(John Lund)
20.05.1902  
       
8   2C "Bars + cross"   Last seen: 18.12.1911 02.03.1906 30.05.1910  
       
MALMESBURY STATION
1 November 1877 to February 1903
  TO open until Union
Area: Malmesbury
1   BONC "235"   31.05.1881 24.05.1894  
2   1C "STATION" Name top and bottom 02.05.1878 31.12.1900  
       
MAMAGHODI
July 1906 to
Union
Area: Kuruman
(1)   2C "Bars + cross"   First seen: 08.08.1918
Last seen: 04.06.1922
     
MAMRE
1858 to
Union
Area: Malmesbury
Renamed from Groenkloof
1   OCT NUMBER "50"     18.11.1849    
2   DARC     23.02.1869 02.08.1888  
       
3   1C "Dot" Last seen: 29.09.1925 26.07.1887
(Aab)
30.05.1910  
       
MACAZANE
10 May 1858 to July 1895

Area: Bedford
Renamed to Stanley
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "?"     01.05.1895    
MANDILENI
1905 to Union
Area: Griqualand East
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Blank"   Last seen: 22.02.1924 18.12.1906 30.05.1910  
MANHAARSPOORT
1882 to March 1883
February 1903 to
Union
Area: Victoria West
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "Blank" First seen: 08.07.1911      
MANLY'S FLATS
31 May 1859 to 21 March 1882
Area: Albany
Not recorded
MANUBIE
January 1894 to
Union
Area: Transkei
1   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 28.02.1925 12.07.1896 30.05.1910  
MAPASSA'S LEVEN
29 September 1858 to August 1898
Area: Queenstown
Not recorded
MARAISBURG
1 July 1877 to
Union
Area: Steynsburg
1   BONC "204" Format
4-5-4 Thin lines
20.02.1886 16.05.1901  
               
(2)   BONC "502" Could be 302?      
3   1C "Blank" Name: 9 to 3 o'clock 09.07.1883 15.10.1900  
4   1C "Blank" Last seen: 11.01.1913
Name: 8 to 4 o'clock
10.02.1893 30.05.1910  
       
MARAIS SIDING
September 1892 to 12 April 1901
Unknown to 21 May 1901
Unknown to
Union
Area: Aberdeen
1   BONC "319"     12.01.1895    
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 16.02.1918 12.06.1900 30.05.1910  
MARCHAND
24 April 1910 to
Union
Area: Kenhardt
1   2C "Bars + cross"   Last seen: 22.06.1926 24.04.1910 30.05.1910  
MARIA'S DAL
10 October 1882 to
Union
Area: Calvinia
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Dot"     22.06.189?    
MARIBOGO
16 November 1895 to 13 October 1899
Unknown to
Union
Area: Mafeking
For earlier postmarks up to 15 November 1895 see Bechuanaland Protectorate
1   BONC "209" Also used during Protectorate period
Format 4-4-4
??.10.1887 25.08.1895  
2   1C "BB" Also used during Protectorate period 17.10.1894 27.09.1898  
       
3   1C "CGH" Last seen: 11.11.1915 08.01.1900 30.05.1910  
       
MARIENDALE
December 1903 to
Union
Area: Clanwilliam
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH" First seen: 03.10.1911
Last seen: 25.03.1912
     
MARITZANI SIDING (EYE)
November 1894 to Union
Area: Mafeking
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH" New discovery 10.10.1896 30.09.1899  
3   SQC "CGH" Last seen: 26.09.1912 19.01.1901 30.05.1910  
MARKET SQUARE GRAHAMSTOWN
June 1895 to
Union
Area: Albany
1   BONC "461" Reported by Fescura      
2   1C "Blank"     29.04.1884    
2   1C "Blank"     29.04.1884    
MARSDEN HEIGHTS
May 1896 to February 1901
Area: Albert
Not recorded
MARSHALL'S KRAAL
November 1892 to 14 November 1899
3 April 1900 to February 1903
July 1909 to
Union
 Area: Aliwal North
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH"   First seen: 06.04.1917
Last seen: 22.02.1918
     
MARTINDALE
January 1897 to September 1898
November 1898 to
Union
 Area: Bathurst
1   BONC "275" Or 273? 14.10.1900    
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 11.03.1912 18.02.1898 30.05.1910  
MARYDALE
18.10.1906 to
Union
 Area: Prieska
Renamed from Draghoender
1   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 21.06.1917 18.10.1906 30.05.1910  
MASERU
See Basutoland
MATATIELE
April 1882 to
Union
 Area: Griqualnd East
Population 1904: 865
1   BONC "407"   02.10.1883 10.04.1902  
       
2   BONC "956"     18.03.1896 04.04.1899  
(3)   BONC "1027"        
4   1C "Blank"   03.10.1883 01.06.1901  
5   1C "CGH"   Relief 03.08.1901    
6   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 25.02.1913 27.08.1901 30.05.1910  
       
MATIES FARM
February 1893 to
Union
 Area: Queenstown
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH" Last seen: 28.11.1917 04.12.1895 30.05.1910  
MATJESFONTEIN - Uitenhage -
1 February 1843 to 1851

 Area: Uitenhage
Not recorded
MATJESFONTEIN - Laingsburg -
1 November 1878 to
Union
 Area: Queenstown
1   BONC "244"   ??.??.1878 05.06.1898  
2   1C "FONTEIN" Name top and bottom 01.09.1884 02.11.1901  
       
3   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 02.07.1923 06.12.1901 30.05.1910  
       
MATJES KLOOF
September 1889 to
Union
 Area: Beaufort West
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH"   Reported by Frescura ??.??.1904    
MATJES RIVER
January 1884 to
Union
 Area: Odtshoorn
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "Blank"   First seen: 24.01.1913
Last seen: 29.11.1941
     
MATZAP
December 1906 to
Union
 Area: Hay
(1)   2C "Bars + cross"   First seen: 06.12.1914
Last seen: 26.11.192?
     
MAXONGO'S HOEK
13 October 1882 to August 1885
December 1892 to February 1896

 Area: Tembuland
Not recorded
MAYFORD
March 1895 to
Union
 Area: Somerset East
Renamed from Sunday's River
(1)   BONC "648"   Reported by Fescura      
2   1C "CGH"   Last seen: 28.09.1913 15.05.1905 30.05.1910  
MBULU
anuary 1883 to November 1883
August 1885 to January 1886
July 1890 to April 1891

January 1892 to January 1904

 Area: Transkei
(1)   BONC       
 
Probable      
2   1C "Dot"     04.10.1902 1