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The Afrikaner / Africander

The Africander is a native South African breed. It belongs to the Sanga type and is used primarily for meat production. The breed is usually red with long lateral horns. Sanga cattle, in huge herds, were owned by the Hottentots when the Dutch established the Cape Colony in 1652. The animals were obtained by the colonists who improved them for use as draft animals. It was Africander oxen that drew the wagons which carried Boer farmers and families on the Great Trek of 1835 – 36 from the Cape of Good Hope to the Orange Free State, Natal and the Transvaal to escape British rule. The word trek is originally Afrikaans, meaning draft. Farming descendants of the Dutch colonists named this breed ‘Afrikaner’. These photos are made in Napier, South Africa.

On top of the silos

Somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg, South Africa.

In the meantime …

….. between Bredasdorp and Arniston.

Left: pelicans, right: blue cranes and in the middle a power station.

From Down-Under

Larger Striped Swallow in front of the mirror

Equestrian breakfast in the Overberg

Hello Monday

Equestrian Fence Dispute

No Money in South Africa?

Visitor of the Studio98 gallery in Napier; home of jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit and photographer Herman van Bon.

Follow the hashtag #creativenapier

This coming Heritage Weekend, 24-25-26 September: 14 artists in 10 different locations throughout the village. It’s the largest art event ever within the municipal boundaries of Cape Agulhas.