Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices RIEBEEK EAST to ROBBEN ISLAND

RIEBEEK EAST (RIEBEEK)
29 September 1858 to 1881 (Riebeek)
1881 to Union
Area: Albany
1   BONC "445"   01.07.1896 ??.??.1902  
2   1C "Dot" Last seen: 01.03.1915 02.05.1885
John Lund
30.05.1910  
       
RIEBEEK KASTEEL
1 October 1864 to
Union
Area: Malmesbury
1   BONC "1024"   29.01.1902    
2   MANUSCRIPT     Spelt Riebeek Castle 27.07.1873    
3   1C "CAPE COLONY" Last seen: 08.08.1921 23.11.1897 30.05.1910  
       
RIEBEEK WEST
9 June 1859 to 12 November 1901

Unknown to Union
Area: Malmesbury
1   DIAMOND "4"   13.03.1900 10.08.1903  
       
2   DARC     15.09.1862 19.12.1900  
       
3   1C "Dot" Last seen: 20.08.1924
Large Year 1907
05.08.1901 30.05.1910  
       
RIETBRON
January 1895 to
Union
Area: Willowmore
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH" First seen: 15.06.1913
Last seen: 11.11.1921
     
RIETFONTEIN
1877 to 1897
1898 to
Union
Area: Richmond
1   BONC "739"     28.03.1901 28.08.1901  
2   1C "Dot"   20.03.1901 03.05.1903  
       
RIET HUIS
22 October 1864 to 1877
Area: Namaqualand
Not recorded
RIET KUIL
March 1897 to November 1901
March 1903 to December 1905
Area: Colesburg
Not recorded
RIETPUT
February 1893 to January 1894
Area: Hopetown
Renamed to Strydenburg
Not recorded
RIET SIDING
December 1896 to
Union
Area: Hanover
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"   Last seen: 17.06.1913 03.02.1900 30.05.1910  
RIET VALLEY
17 April 1856 to 1876

Area: Uitenhage
1   OVAL       26.02.1860 10.03.1868  
RIET VLEI
August 1889 to
Union
Area: Somerset East
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH"   First seen: 12.12.1933      
RIPON
June 1896 to
Union
Area: Somerset East
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 01.11.1943 30.08.1897 30.05.1910  
RITCHIE
May 1908 to
Union
Area: Kimberley
Not recorded
RIVIERTJE
September 1897 to
Union
Area: Graaff-Reinet
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C   Last seen: 14.01.1920
(Aab)
26.11.1907
(Frescura)
30.05.1910  
RIVERSDALE
15 March 1846 to
Union
Area: Riversdale
Population 1904: 2643
1   OCT-NUM "32"        
2   BONC "26" Format: 3-3-3 08.12.1867 30.09.1900  
       
3   BONC "26"   Format: 2-3-2 07.03.1901    
4   OVAL     07.12.1853 03.02.1878 100
5   1C "Blank"
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Name 8 to 4  o'clock 28.03.1879 30.09.1900  
       
6   1C "Blank"   Name 9 to 3  o'clock
Last seen: 23.09.1914
28.05.1879 30.05.1910  
       
7   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 08.03.1911 24.03.1904 30.05.1910  
RIVERSDALE STATION TO
1908 to
Union
Area: Riversdale
1   2C "Bars + cross"   Last seen: 25.10.1923 15.12.1905 30.05.1910  
RIVERSIDE
January 1897 to
Union
Area: Griqualand East
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 15.02.1925 25.01.1897 30.05.1910  
       
RIVERTON
June 1883 to May 1908

Area: Kimberley
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Dot"
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  17.10.1893 20.12.1905  
RIVERTON ROAD
February 1894 to 15 October 1899
April 1900 to
Union
Area: Kimberley
1   BONC "493"   26.08.1894    
2   BONC "1133"     26.06.1900 2?.10.1901  
3   1C "Blank"   Name 8 to 4 o'clock 26.08.1894 05.05.1898  
4   1C "CGH" Last seen: 14.05.1914 26.06.1900 30.05.1910  
RIVER ZONDER END
15 May 1846 to
Union
Area: Caledon
1   OCT-NUM "29"          
       
2   BONC "242"   16.03.1885 07.03.1902  
3   OVAL   Rated as 4 by Goldblatt 23.11.1855 17.05.1872 40
       
4   1C "ZONDER END" Name top and bottom
Last seen: 11.04.1911
16.03.1885 30.05.1910  
       
ROBBEN ISLAND
20 October 1863 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
Population 1904: 1460
1   BONC "158"     07.10.1879 23.12.1907  
2   1C "Dot"   12.10.1868 23.12.1907  
       
3   2C "Bars + cross"   Last seen: 19.08.1913 09.10.1908
(Aab)
30.05.1910