The Van Riebeeck Hedge

The Van Riebeeck Hedge

To many this historical hedge of intertwined indigenous wild almond trees represents the beginning of a racial conflict in South Africa, Apartheid. This hedge of trees can be found in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, and is one of the first barriers ever set up by "white" settlers in the Cape to prevent access for the local Khoisan people. It was seen as the first of many steps taken by the settlers to dispossess the local African people and to keep the best Africa had to offer to themselves, and this was in 1660. Most of those barriers have been broken down over the last almost 20 years, but it has been a long and hard struggle and this 350 year old hedge serves as a reminder of a strong peoples fight for freedom. An interesting point about Wild Almonds is that they contain cyanide and are poisonous unless specially treated by soaking and roasting, a technique discovered by the Khoisan people who used to eat them.

Accommodation Near The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Bel Ombre Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Constantia

2.3km South of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

One or two bedroom cottage. En-suite bathroom with shower or full bathroom. Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room. All essential appliances such as colour TV with M-Net, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, iron, ...

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Southey Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Claremont

2.4km North East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Southey Cottage is located near the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful leafy suburb of Upper Claremont. It has a lovely sheltered and private garden - with pool, trampoline and superb mountain views, and secure off street parking.

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Sleeps: 7

Acorn Tree - family accommodation sleeps 7

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newlands

2.4km North East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Acorn Tree, family accommodation sleeps 7. All double bedrooms open onto the sunny, quiet private walled garden with wonderful mountain views. Gas and electric cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine. Auto garage...

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Kaapse Draai

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Constantia

2.5km South East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Guests are welcomed to the tranquil beauty of the garden and the tastefully decorated interior by Annelie and her right-hand, Engela. Together they are more than qualified to see that your every need is catered for, from impeccably kept rooms and ...

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Sleeps: 2

Doris Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

2.5km North East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Doris Cottage offers cosy and comfortable accommodation and is situated in a leafy quiet neighbourhood. It has a separate entrance and rose filled patio. The cottage is fully equipped and tastefully furnished with a kitchen. Ideal for a couple or single g

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Avenue Torquay

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

2.6km East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Take time out to discover a piece of Paradise tucked away in the heart of one of Cape Town's most exclusive suburbs. Complete tranquillity and privacy are afforded down a long tree-lined driveway.

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Le Bonheur Villas and Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Constantia

2.7km South of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Le Bonheur is ideal for Film shoots, Company Conferences, Weddings or just for the family, couple looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and having a holiday of a lifetime. 2 executive fitted bars which lead onto a...

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Sleeps: 9 in 3 units/rooms

Glencoy

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

3.2km North East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont.

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Hillingdale on Alexandra

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wynberg

3.2km East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

Hillingdale on Alexandra has 3 self-catering units all of which have Full DSTV package, Wi-fi, Their own private balcony/patios, Fully equipped kitchenettes, Private, secure off-street parking.

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Pepper Hollow

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Constantia

3.2km South East of The Van Riebeeck Hedge

The accommodation consists of one self-catering cottage with 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed & dressing table with an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has twin beds, which can be replaced with a double bed. The en-suite ...

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