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Corbelled hut, Vlieefontein, Beaufort West District

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: Harmse family massacre on N side of valley, opposite corbelled dwelling
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Visual Description: Vegetation, werf, gardens
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Buildings
Corbelled drystone dwelling (nat mon) said to be most southerly example. It has a kookskerm.

Other structures
Extensive drystone kraals on both sides of valley
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Catalogue: Corbelled buildings, No: , Significance Category:

Directions:
Go S from BW, turn W on Merweville/Fraserburg road, to Berg-en-Dal. Then go up little pass through valley which opens up to Karoo beyond Losberg. Go N up Oukloof Pass towards Fraserburg, turn R at gate marked Branewynsgat, through several gates (all S of watershed). Pass Brandewynsgat far below on E, pass drystone ruin with garden and poplar trees, continue N through spectacular mountain scenery.Corbelled dwelling is at bottom of valley before you get to Waterval.
 
 

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