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Charcoal Kiln on Voorhuis Farm
Swellendam district, Western Cape

Type:Charcoal Kiln


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34°03'16.69" S 20°19'10.10" E Alt: 111m

This charcoal oven was built about the middle of the 18th century by Hermanus Steyn and is the oldest known structure of its kind in South Africa.

Provincial Heritage Site.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Swellendam Heritage Association. 2018. Treasures of Swellendam. Swellendam: Swellendam Heritage Association. pg 76 entry 106