Sunday, November 20, 2011


The third oldest town in South Africa, Swellendam was an administrative center for the area beginning in the 1700s, eventually revolting from the bureaucratic incompetence of the Dutch East India Company. It's predominantly an agricultural area today, with some beautiful old Dutch colonial buildings. This is the Drostdy, the administrative seat, a clay and unbaked brick building with a thatched roof, looking much as it did in 1844:

The Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk (Dutch Reform Church):

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