Genadendal, Western Cape

Founded: 1737

Name means valley of grace.


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The first mission station in South Africa.

List of references:

Balie, Isaac. 1988. Die Geskiedenis van Genadendal, 1738-1988. Kaapstad: Perskor. pp All
Burrows, Edmund Hartford . 1994. Overberg Odyssey : people, roads and early days. Swellendam: Privately printed in co-operation with the Swellendam Trust. pp 32, 47, 62-66, 69-73, 76, 89, 98, 104, 111, 118, 142, 144, 148, 155, 156, 165, 166
Burrows, Edmund Hartford . 1988. Overberg Outspan : A chronicle of people and places in the south western districts of the Cape. Swellendam: Privately printed in co-operation with the Swellendam Trust. pp 79, 257, 264, 267
du Preez, Hannetjie; van Oers, Ron; Roos, Job & Verhoef, Leo (eds). 2009. The Challenge of Genadendal. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. pp All
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. pp 431-434, Berea(ville) 434
Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 124-127
Howard, Leslie & Phillips, Keith. 2004. Overberg tapestry. Helderberg: Keith Phillips Images. pp 35-39
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. pp 105-106
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 79
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 109-110
Schoeman, Chris . 2017. Historical Overberg, The. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 72-77
Warner, Brian. 2006. Cape landscapes : Sir John Herschel's sketches 1834-1838. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. pp 142-143, 145

List of structures:

Cemetery: n.d..
Genadendal Mission Printing Press: n.d..
Mission Shop and Information Centre: n.d..
Moravian Mission Church - Second: c1890.
Museum - Guest House: n.d..
Old Mill Museum: n.d..
Parsonage: n.d..
Teachers Training College - Now Museum: n.d..
Town Bell: 1798.
Weavery: n.d..
World War I Memorial: n.d..