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 and by Boers (Dutch/Afrikaans for "farmers").

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)

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.

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

Jan van Riebeck, founder of Cape Town and the Cape Colony in

Elisabeth van Riebeeck (1693-1723)

Elisabeth van Riebeeck (1693-1723)

Willem Adriaen van der Stel (1664-1733), son of govenor Simon van der Stel

Willem Adriaen van der Stel son of govenor Simon van der Stel

Joan van Hoorn

Joan van Hoorn

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 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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