Definition of gramadoelas in English:

gramadoelas

plural noun

South african
informal
  • [treated as singular] Wild, remote country.

    ‘they were stuck in the parched gramadoelas, kilometres from anywhere’
    • ‘As I live in the gramadoelas, and have a full time job, I find it almost impossible to show prospective tenants any properties I have to rent out.’
    • ‘I can sometimes just laugh at the perception America and Europe have of Africa, i.e. that we live in the gramadoelas with animals etc.’

Origin

Afrikaans, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

gramadoelas

/ˈxramadʊləz//ˈxramadʊlas/