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House Karel Landman
Uithoek Farm, Glencoe district, KwaZulu-Natal

Date:c.1852
Type:Farmhouse
Style:Vernacular Style
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
28°14'13.91" S 30°07'56.83" E Alt: 1113m

This vernacular cottage, in the Glencoe district in KZN, was the home of Voortrekker leader Karel Pieter Landman (1795 – 1875) who would have built it for himself as he was known for his building skills. He lived here from 1852 to 1875. It was declared a National Monument in 1938, and is now a SAHRA Provincial Heritage Site.

"The Karel Landman House is located on the farm Uithoek in the Glencoe Valley and dates from just after the Battle of Ncome / Blood River in 1838. Landman and his son-in-law, Jan de Jager passed through the area on the way to the battle and were attracted to it. After the battle, in which Landman was second in command of the Boers, he settled on Uithoek and his daughter Susanna and de Jager settled on the adjoining farm Wasbank. The Karel Landman House is the oldest surviving pioneer house in Kwazulu-Natal. It is located on private property but can be viewed by prior arrangement with the owner." (Source: pathfinda)

See also the Karel Landman Monument; Ncome Monument and Museum Complex; Blood River Monument - Jaw Bone Wagon Monument, Blood River Monument - Bronze Wagon Laager.


Books that reference House Karel Landman

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 278
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 227