Franschhoek, Journal, South Africa

Highlight: Cape Dutch Architecture


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Cape 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. The style has roots in medieval Netherlands, Germany, France and Indonesia.

The Cape is home to one of the most distinctive styles of ‘settler’ architecture in the world. It is known as the ‘Cape Dutch’ style, because it developed during the century and a half that the Cape was a Dutch colony.

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