Welcome to the GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative



Data file last updated: 31 March 2019 with 5567 entries and 4711 links to eGSSA Photo Albums.

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How to view the GSSA Cemeteries on Google Earth


How to access the GSSA Cemetery Initiative using Google Earth™:

• You will need a modern computer system with broadband or similar facility
• Download the Free Google Earth ™ software free from Google Inc. The url is
• Click on the above .kmz file to view the map of GSSA cemeteries on Google Earth™.

What does the map show?

The GSSA Google Earth™ Map opens with a high level view of Southern Africa showing all the GSSA cemetery locations with a GSSA icon. The standard features of Google Earth™ can be used to zoom in or out, rotate the image, or “Fly to” various Placemarks or coordinates. Places of interest shown in the default Google Earth™ maps also assist with navigation.

Read more: How to view the GSSA Cemeteries on Google Earth

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Interesting Touring Spots

Here are some interesting places you can visit using Google Earth and in Real Life.


Single Grave at Cape Agulhas

The southernmost grave in Africa! A view of Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, with the single grave: " Daisy Rowe. Died 28.01.1899 of diphtheria aged 7 months. Daughter of A Rowe, Lighthouse Keeper at Cape Agulhas 1899 - 1901."

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Grave of Sarah Bartmann

"It is fitting that Sarah has been laid to rest in this area near her birthplace where her soul will at last find peace among the hills and tranquil surroundings of the Gamtoos Valley".


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Note Fairview Cemetery on top of the mountain.

The old Nchanga Mine cemetery in Zambia,

Nchanga cemetery

now buried under the waste dumps of the Open Pit.

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How accurate is the information and how frequently is it updated?

Crystal_Clear_app_calcEvery effort is made to ensure that the information is as accurate as possible but inaccuracies do arise, mainly due to the following:

• Locations derived from the 1:50000 maps have the double disadvantage of being scaled and read off the paper map, and also the coordinates are Cape System and not the worldwide WGS84 used by Google Earth and GPS receivers. We are correcting these coordinates as time permits.
• Use of incorrect GPS datum by recorders.
• The chance of inaccuracies during the coordinate recording and data processing stages.
• Some areas of the Google Earth maps are “fuzzy”, so accurate cemetery locations cannot be obtained and approximations are used.

As far as possible, we note the accuracy level of the coordinates and audit the locations shown for correctness.

The data is updated at the end of each month so keep an eye out for new revisions.

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