Around 1720 it was decided to establish a string of small outposts at strategic locations. Roodezand was one of these, along with Groene Cloof, Saldanha Bay and Klapmuts. Many farmers established holdings in the area around Roodezand and it soon grew into a sizeable community. Wheat was the principal crop. A literary source identifying this location as a VOC post has not yet been traced. The images of this location featured in this programme currently serve as source.