The Afrikander, also known as the Africander, is a breed of taurine-indicine (“Sanga”) cattle indigenous to South Africa.
Huge herds of Sanga type cattle were herded by the Khoikhoi (indigenous people of Southern Africa)
Afrikanders share co-ancestry with the Nguni and Drakenberger breeds. They most likely diverged 655–960 years ago. Anecdotal evidence from Portuguese sailors suggest that herds of Afrikaner-like cattle had been kept by the Khoikhoi since at least the 15th Century.