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Feb 18, 2012 - Franschhoek

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here are some excerpts from the Lonely Planet – South Africa & Lesotho & Swaziland chapter on the Western Cape about Franschhoek: “After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, when Protestantism was outlawed, hundreds of so-called Huguenots fled their homeland (France), 277 of them arriving by ship at the Cape of Good Hope. Many of them were given land by the Dutch colonial government in a valley called Oliphantshoek (Elephant’s Corner) – so named because of the vast herds of elephants that roamed the area. Soon...

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