OVERBERG OUTSPAN, a chronicle of the people and places in the south western districts of the Cape

: Burrows (E.H.)

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310pp., illus., maps on endpapers, hardback, facsimile edition, Swellendam (1952) 1988


The word 'Overberg' originally referred to that part of the Cape east of the Hottentot Holland mountains also known as "the South Western Districts".

A history of the Swellendam Drostdy, the Swellendam republic, the birth and development of sheep farming, the Barry empire, the lost seaports, and old homesteads and the families who owned them: the Van Bredas, Van Reenens, Reitzes, and Moodies.