Map of the Great Trek (South Africa) during the 1830s and 1840s by Boers (Dutch/Afrikaans for "farmers").

Map of the Great Trek (South Africa) during the 1830s and 1840s by Boers (Dutch/Afrikaans for "farmers").

Jan van Riebeeck (1619 - 1677), Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town

Jan van Riebeeck (1619 - 1677), Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town

Jan van Riebeeck became the First Dutch Commander of the "Cape" (1652-1662). He was charged, among other duties, with building a Fort initially named "Fort de Goede Hoop" (Fort of Good Hope), from the Portuguese name of the Cape, "Cabo da Boa Esperanca", name that had been given by the Portuguese Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, who had found the Southeastern Passage to the Indian Ocean back in 1488.

Jan van Riebeeck became the First Dutch Commander of the "Cape" (1652-1662). He was charged, among other duties, with building a Fort initially named "Fort de Goede Hoop" (Fort of Good Hope), from the Portuguese name of the Cape, "Cabo da Boa Esperanca", name that had been given by the Portuguese Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, who had found the Southeastern Passage to the Indian Ocean back in 1488.

Aernout Smit. Table Bay, 1683. Dutch ships set sail from Table Bay. Cape Town.

Aernout Smit. Table Bay, 1683. Dutch ships set sail from Table Bay. Cape Town.

Cape Dutch architecture is a traditional Afrikaner architectural style found mostly in the Western Cape of South Africa. The style was prominent in the early days (17th century) of the Cape Colony, and the name derives from the fact that the initial settlers of the Cape were primarily Dutch.

Cape Dutch architecture is a traditional Afrikaner architectural style found mostly in the Western Cape of South Africa. The style was prominent in the early days (17th century) of the Cape Colony, and the name derives from the fact that the initial settlers of the Cape were primarily Dutch.

Abraham van Riebeeck, son of the founder of the Dutch Cape Kolony Jan van Riebeeck. Abraham himself became govenor of the Dutch Indies (Nederland-Indië)

Abraham van Riebeeck, son of the founder of the Dutch Cape Kolony Jan van Riebeeck. Abraham himself became govenor of the Dutch Indies (Nederland-Indië)

Jacob van Riebeeck, founder and first govenor (commandeur) of the Dutch Cape Kolony

Jacob van Riebeeck, founder and first govenor (commandeur) of the Dutch Cape Kolony

Simon van der Stel (1639-1712) govenor of the Dutch Cape Kolony and of the Dutch kolony Mauritius, after him is called Stellenbosch in South-Africa, father of the latter govenor Willem Adriaen van der Stel

Simon van der Stel (1639-1712) govenor of the Dutch Cape Kolony and of the Dutch kolony Mauritius, after him is called Stellenbosch in South-Africa, father of the latter govenor Willem Adriaen van der Stel


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Jan van Riebeeck. This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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Elisabeth van Riebeeck (1693-1723)

Elisabeth van Riebeeck (1693-1723)

#ThrowbackThursday to what Dorp Street used to look like in the 19th century.

#ThrowbackThursday to what Dorp Street used to look like in the 19th century.

Die Dromedaris: Een van die skepe waarmee Jan van Riebeeck na SA gekom het.

Die Dromedaris: Een van die skepe waarmee Jan van Riebeeck na SA gekom het.

Three and a half centuries ago in 1652, The Company's Gardens was Jan Van Riebeeck's veggie patch. Today it's decorated with imposing statues, Museums of Art and adorable squirrels. It's the perfect place for a picnic and boasts a majestic view of Table Mountain.

Three and a half centuries ago in 1652, The Company's Gardens was Jan Van Riebeeck's veggie patch. Today it's decorated with imposing statues, Museums of Art and adorable squirrels. It's the perfect place for a picnic and boasts a majestic view of Table Mountain.

Castle of Good Hope the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

Castle of Good Hope the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

JAN VAN RIEBEECK - 1783 TUIVER COIN REPLICA

JAN VAN RIEBEECK - 1783 TUIVER COIN REPLICA

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JAN VAN RIEBEECK - SHIPWRECK SILVER COIN REPLICA

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