Graaff Reinet

South Africa

The town of Graaff Reinet was founded around the turn of the 18th century, under the leadership of Governor De Graaff. It was his modern ideas that led to Graaff Reinet and Stellenbosch becoming the centre of a civilian uprising against the authority of the Company and the local population. 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.