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Way back when the Beacon Island was a Whaling station Knysna, African History, Old Pictures, Cape Town, Wilderness, Cry, South Africa, Past, Southern

Way back when the Beacon Island was a Whaling station

In 1853 Daniel de Bruin built himself a home which is now known as Mayville House. The property soon passed to the Steyn family and continued as a private home until bequeathed to the museum complex in Swellendam. Mountain Range, The Other Side, Africa Travel, Cape Town, South Africa, Holland, Stuff To Do, Travel Destinations, Places To Visit

Mayville House, Swellendam | London Traveller

In 1853 Daniel de Bruin built himself a home which is now known as Mayville House. The property soon passed to the Steyn family and continued as a private home until bequeathed to the museum complex in Swellendam. The furnishings are Victorian – … Continued

Port Alfred, South Africa - Photo of The Castle on the Hill and Cock's Mill on the River taken before 1876 Castle On The Hill, Port Elizabeth, Amazing Places, Sailing Ships, South Africa, The Good Place, Cities, Cape, Cottage

History — Richmond House Cottages

Richmond House Cottages. Port Alfred's luxury self catering/B&B cottages. Privacy guaranteed.

"Swellendam is, after Cape Town and Stellenbosch, the third oldest town in South Africa. It was established in 1745 and named after the governor Hendrik Swellengrebel and his wife Helena ten Damme.  The area surrounding Swellendam was at one point in time famous for its copious amount of wildlife - lions, rhinos, hippos, elephants, antelope, etc.. This and the fertile landscape attracted (amongst others) the Hessekwa tribe. " From www.gardenroute.de Rhinos, The Republic, Wild Animals, Cape Town, Old Town, Elephants, Touring, South Africa, Third

Swellendam Geschichte

Swellendam ist nach Kapstadt und Stellenbosch die drittälteste Stadt in Südafrika. Sie wurde 1745 gegründet und nach dem Gouverneur Hendrik Swellengrebel und seiner Frau Helena ten Damme benannt.Die Gegend um Swellendam war einst berühmt für ihren Reichtum an Wildtieren - Löwen, Rhinocerosse, Flusspferde, Elefanten, Antilopen, usw.. Dies und die fruchtbare Landschaft zog u.a.