In Dutch, a buitepost, a defensive structure built by the VOC Military Engineers to protect the re-victualing station at the Cape from attack and marauding by the indigenous Khoe-khoen (Koi-Khoi, 'Hottentots') and Bushman (San). There were fifty-seven in all strung across the outlying districts in the eighteenth century of Dutch occupation of the Cape of Good Hope. (See Die Buiteposte : VOC-Buiteposte onder Kaapse bestuur 1652-1795).