Corbel Houses


Found in the most arid regions of the Northern Cape where wood for rafters and grass for thatch was scarce. The 'trekboer' farmers here used stone to cover their stone-walled dwellings by corbelling layers inward in a bee-hive fashion. This was done over both circular and rectangular buildings.

See also The corbelled stone structures of Glenfield Farm, Salem - some interpretations revisited.

Buildings on this website in Corbel Houses style