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The Historical Overberg - Traces Of The Past In South Africa's Southernmost Region (Hardcover) Loot Price: R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 You Save: R76 (27%)

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The Historical Overberg - Traces Of The Past In South Africa's Southernmost Region (Hardcover)

Chris Schoeman

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Situated between the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the Breede River, the Overberg is an important agricultural region and a popular holiday destination for tourists and nature lovers who delight in the beauty of its mountainous landscape, abundant plant species and long sandy beaches.

But this area also has a rich history going back thousands of years, when the indigenous Khoi people originally thrived there, before the first European settlers arrived to leave their own indelible imprint on the culture, architecture and character of the region. This book provides a detailed account of this past by pointing out the many places, buildings, events and personalities that have made the Overberg the diverse and unique place that it is today.

The Overberg has been a home or point of interest for explorers, innovators, artists and writers, for figures as varied as Bartholomew Diaz, Olof Bergh, Hendrik Verwoerd, Gregoire Boonzaier, Audrey Blignault and Breyten Breytenbach. Some of South Africa’s oldest towns, houses and missionary stations can be found here, and its treacherous coastline has been the cause of hundreds of shipwrecks for centuries.

Enlivened by historical and current photographs and informative side panels, this book is a collector’s item.

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Imprint: Penguin Random House South Africa
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: March 2017
Authors: Chris Schoeman
Dimensions: 234 x 182 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 222
ISBN-13: 978-1-77609-072-3
Barcode: 9781776090723
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LSN: 1-77609-072-1

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