Watercourse extending east and west, 14km west of Brandfort. Afrikaans for 'water-vein thorn stream'.The name is thought to be taken from the Walafrida geniculata or 'aarbos' which roots find water underground!
• South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper
Last updated : 28-Sep-2016
This article was produced for South African History Online on 14-Sep-2016