ORANJEZICHT, recalling the past, cultivating the future

: Davison (P.) & Folb (A.)

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119pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015


A history of Oranjezicht, a middle-class suburb in central Cape Town. The book was inspired by the Oranjezicht City Farm, created in 2012 on the site of the original Oranje Zicht homestead. The Oranje Zicht farm was once the largest cultivated estate in the Upper Table Valley, owned by seven generations of the Van Breda family. The farm supplied fresh vegetables and fruit to the Settlement of the Cape and to the ships that anchored in Table Bay. The earliest land grant dates backs to 1709. In 1901 the estate was sold, and subdivided. The homestead was demolished in 1955.