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).

The Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

Old bank notes with Jan Van Riebeeck on them (The Dutchman that found Cape Town)

Old bank notes with Jan Van Riebeeck on them (The Dutchman that found Cape Town)

Isak Dinesen (otherwise known as Karen Blixen at her house in Kenya (Out of Africa)

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) at her house in Kenya. "I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.

Robben Island Lighthouse was commissioned in 1865 on the highest point of the island. Jan Van Riebeeck’s diary mentions an open flame that was lit there when ships were expected in 1656. The Lighthouse is an 18 meter masonry tower and is the only lighthouse in South Africa with alight that does not rotate. (It Flashes)

Robben Island Lighthouse was commissioned in 1865 on the highest point of the island. Jan Van Riebeeck’s diary mentions an open flame that .

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/26/2699/9PRUD00Z/posters/newsboys-hawking-papers-with-stories-of-the-surrender-of-pretoria-and-the-end-of-the-boer-war.jpg

Newsboys Hawking Papers with Stories of the Surrender of Pretoria and the End of the Boer War

Boer Women in the Anglo-Boer War

South Africa: A Boer Girl’s Memories of the Boer War and concentration camps

Simon van der Stel, goewerneur van die Kaap en eerste eienaar van Groot Constantia.  Hy word dikwels gesien as die Vader van wynbou in Suid-Afrika.

Kommandeur Van der Stel het die myn in 1685 op 'n ekspedisie na die Koperberge gesink.

Lord and Lady Erroll in Kenya Highlands Residence, 1925 with Scottish Deerhound

Top: Lord and Lady Erroll in Kenya Highlands residence, 1925 with Scottish Deerhound; bottom, stylin' in Kenya on the Lak.

Boy Long, the Prince of Wales, Lord Delamere

Boy Long, Prince of Wales and Lord Delamere in Kenya in From the book "A Stone's Throw- Travels from Africa in Six Decades" by Genesta.

Plaisir de Merle dates to 1687 when the French Huguenot, Charles Marais and his family were granted the land by Governor Simon van der Stel. They named the farm Le Plessis Marly after the small village from which they had come in France. Over time, the pronunciation changed.

Plaisir de Merle dates to 1687 when the French Huguenot, Charles Marais and his family were granted the land by Governor Simon van der Stel. They named the farm Le Plessis Marly after the small village from which they had come in France. Over time, the pronunciation changed.

Statue of Cecil John Rhodes founder of University of Cape Town. Removed 2015. [Founder of UCT? HOW PEOPLE EASILY DISTORT HISTORY]

Cecil John Rhodes Statue at UCT South Africa Is Breaking My Heart, I Cry For My Beloved Country - White Privilidge Racism Rhodes Must Fall Xenophobia

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