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Taking a step back in time

BY Weltevreden Estate November 6, 2018 ,,,,,

EMBRACE YOUR INNER ROMANTIC WITH THE TRANQUIL SURROUNDINGS AND CENTURIES OF HISTORY AT WELTEVREDEN.

 

WHILE its provenance cannot be verified beyond a reasonable doubt, the four-poster bed in the River Cottage at Weltevreden is obviously extremely antique, and made me wish I had a proper long nightgown and frilly cap.

This accommodation is the newest to open on the farm, where the first Title Deed was registered to one Hans Henske in 1692. Some years later and with a few other owners in between, Weltevreden was bought by Piet’s (the famous Voortrekker, you may have heard of him) sister Deborah Retief and her husband, Christoffel Esterhuysen in 1812 from Sybrand Vermeulen. The buildings were proclaimed national monuments in 1975.

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