Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices ROBERTSON to ROODEHOOGTE

ROBERTSON
15 July 1854 to
Union
Area: Robertson
Population 1904: 3244
1   BONC "25"   08.07.1892 20.06.1900  
2   BONC "158"        
3   BONC "448"     ??.??.1901    
4   BONC "756"   Provisional listing 14.03.1891 04.04.1891  
5   OVAL  
Rated as 5 by Goldblatt 10.10.1857 08.10.1874 60
       
6   1C "Blank" Last seen: 18.12.1913 01.08.1881 30.05.1910  
       
7   1C "CGH"   12.12.1893 29.12.1905  
       
8   1C "Blank"   01.07.1905
(Frescura)
26.01.1906
(Aab)
 
       
9   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 21.09.1912 14.03.1905
(Aab)
30.05.1910  
       
ROCKFORD
1881 to
Union
Area: Cathcart
1   BONC "149"   05.10.1896 25.06.1900  
2   1C "Blank"   06.03.1890 04.02.1907  
ROCKLANDS
September 1907 to
Union
Area: Tarka
Not recorded
RODE
January 1893 to July 1906

Area: Griqualand East
Renamed to Sugarbush
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"     ??.09.1903    
ROKEBY PARK
1878 to October 1883
Lune 1888 to March 1889
November 1897 to Union
Area: Bathurst
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"   Last seen: 23.05.1912 31.01.1906 30.05.1910  
ROMA
December 1905 to
Union
Area: Tembuland
Not recorded
ROMAN RIVER SIDING
Unknown to 1904
Area: Tulbagh
Not recorded
RONDAVEL
March 1897 to December 1898
Area: Wodehouse
Not recorded
RONDEBOSCH
1 March 1846 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
Population 1904: 6035
1   OCT-NUM "2"     ??.??.1850    
2   BONC "35"   Rounded top to 3 31.10.1873 28.04.1893  
       
3   BONC "35" Square top to 3 02.12.1892 19.09.1895  
       
4   BONC "922" Possibly only used at Observarory Road 10.11.1895    
5   OVAL       02.01.1856 02.01.1866 300
6   DARC       30.04.1864 25.09.1867  
7   1C "CAPE COLONY"   23.07.1869 02.12.1892  
       
8   1C "Blank"   Name 9 to 3 o'clock
Large rounded typeface
06.10.1891    
9   1C "Blank" Name 9 to 3 o'clock
Small rounded typeface
Last seen: 22.02.1922
19.03.1902 30.05.1910  
       
10   1C "Blank"   Name 9 to 3 o'clock
Large compact typeface
Last seen: 30.10.1916
24.10.1905 30.05.1910  
11   1C "CGH"   Large compact typeface
Tall CGH
09.11.1898 09.12.1901  
       
12   1C "CGH" Smaller rounded typeface
Rounded CGH
08.04.1893
(Aab)
19.09.1895  
       
13   SQC "CGH"   03.03.1897
(Aab)
04.02.1901  
       
(14)   RELIEF  
Relief type

First seen:03.08.1910
John Lund
     
15   2C "Bars + cross" Larger rounded typeface
Last seen: 11.10.1911
(John Lund)
19.12.1908 30.05.1910  
       
16   2C "Bars + cross" Smaller blocked typeface 18.10.1905 02.10.1908  
       
17   1C "TELe EXCHANGE"   24.06.1904 04.11.1908  
       
RONDEBBOSCH STATION
16 April 1868 to 1872

Area: Cape Town
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Blank"     27.07.1870 14.09.1871  
RONDEGAT
1878 to February 1892
Area: Clanwilliam
Not recorded
RONDEVALLEI
May 1903 to
Union
Area: George
Not recorded
ROODEBAAI
January 1886 to October 1896
June 1897 to March 1901
Area: Piquetberg
Renamed to Veld Drift
Not recorded
ROODEBERG
March 1892 to December 1901
January 1902 to March 1904
Area: Ladismith
Renamed to Vanwyksdorp
1   1C "CGH"     10.02.1902    
ROODEGROND
Unknown post office
1   2C  
Reported by Hamilton
Not reported by Putzel or Frescura.
A Roodegrond exists in the Transvaal!!!
15.03.1903    
ROODEHOOGTE
1882 to May 1890
April 1898 to
Union
Area: Middelburg
1   BONC "584"   Should be 584      
2   1C "Blank"   Last seen: ??.05.1923 29.12.1899 30.05.1910  
3   1C "CGH"
(John Lund)
  10.10.1898 06.04.1900