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painting - Table Bay

Because the demand for agricultural land, especially pastures, grew continuously, the settlement steadily spread from Table Bay towards the north and north-east. The Khoikhoi, also called Hottentots, were forced to recede, although they strongly resisted the expansion of the Cape settlers. In 1659, a Khoikhoi uprising resulted in complete defeat, and they had to retreat to the north.

painting - Khoikhoi

Top right: Table Bay in 1683, painting by Aernaut Smit (William Fehr Collection). Left: Cape Town, animation © KGH. Bottom right: Khoikhoi. Drawing (Cape Archives)

animated gif - The Beginnings of Cape Town

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