1 year ago
Monday, May 9, 2011
A roadside flower stall in Hout Bay in front of the Kronendal homestead. Holding her grandson, the flower-seller told me with pride that her family had been farming in Hout Bay for over two hundred years. The first Dutch farmers are reputed to have settled here in the 1670s, and it is thought that some part of their original dwellings are incorporated in the old Cape Dutch house - the Kronendal. And if their farmlands are where the existing farmlands of Kronendal are today then these lands are the oldest existing farmlands in South Africa today.