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Goodwood Military Area*

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Goodwood Military Area [Afr: Goodwood Militêre Gebied] was a military area of less than 1000 hectares in size located in Goodwood in Cape Town. Part of it is now known as the Fort Ikapa Military Base. Covering an area of 54 hectares, and surrounded by a 2.7km long electrified perimeter fence, the property belongs to the Graaff Trust. During World War II, however, it was ceded to the SA Army for life, or until the Army closes the base. The early beginnings of this base go back to 1999, when the Department of Defence was selling off certain SANDF properties, one of which was the area of the old 6 Base Ordinance Depot for the Wingfield Arodrome, which was utilised by the British Royal Navy during World War II, and thereafter became the home of 71 Motorised Brigade.


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