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Saxenhof
Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Date:c1704 : 1885
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant
Street:159 Dorp Street

 


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Coordinates:
33°56'19.54" S 18°51'42.95" E Alt: 115m

Transcript of the National Monuments Council plaque:

SAXENHOF
DIE ERF WAAROP HIERDIE HUIS STAAN IS IN 1704
AAN PIETER SAXE TOEGEKEN WAT WAARSKYNLIK
KORT DARNAA DIE OORSPRONKLIKE HUIS OPGERIG
HET. DIT IS IN 1833 DEUR DR. J. VERSVELD, DIE
EERSTE SUID-AFRIKAANSE OPGELEIDE DOKTER, AAN-
GEKOOP. DR. J.H.NEETHLING HET DIE HUIS IN 1885
GEKOOP EN DIT NA SY HUIDIGE VOORKOMS VERANDER
Raad van Nasionale Gedenkwaardighede

SAXENHOF
THE SITE ON WHICH THIS HOUSE STANDS WAS
GRANTED IN 1704 TO PIETER SAXE WHO PROBABLY
BUILT THE ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.
IN 1833 IT WAS ACQUIRED BY DR. J. VERSVELD, THE
FIRST DOCTOR TO BE TRAINED IN SOUTH AFRICA.
DR. J.H.NEETHLING BOUGHT THE HOUSE IN 1889 AND
REBUILT IT IN ITS PRESENT FORM.
National Monuments Council
1979

Declared a National Monument in 1979, it is now a Provincial Heritage Site.


Writings about this entry

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 183-184, 183 ill
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 66-67, 67 ill
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 150