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History

Lying close to the southern most tip of Africa, Bredasdorp is situated in the Overberg area. It is a veritable paradise of nature and rich in history.

Pioneering farmers have been raising livestock ever since the early seventeen hundreds in the Overberg area. De Volkshuijs, built circa 1780 and 1850, tells the story of simple dwellings where farm workers lived and worked. Built out of raw clay bricks and plastered with ant heap and white lime, these humble thatched dwelling are now national monuments and serve as a reminder of days long past to every visitor.

Here are some photos taken before the buildings were fully restored to their original glory.

      

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      Telephone number:   +27(0)84 701 5528                      Click here for a map to De Volkshuijs
     E-mail Address: booking@devolkshuijs.co.za
   Contact Person: Veronica Pieterse