On the R42 just before you get to Heidelberg (26 31 22 S 28 19 27 E, says Google Earth).

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I saw this while driving past at a high rate of knots, hit the brakes, and went back to investigate.

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The gate was open, and I’m not scared of “Beware of the dog” signs, so I went in and started taking photographs (the dog turned out to be a sweetie anyway).

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Gorgeous front door.

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Around the back I met the owners. The old lady told me it’s a family home, built in 1905. Her maiden name is Bezuidenhout, and her son lives there now. They’re apparently going to restore it, I will have to go past there again sometime to check up on their progress.


1 Comment to “The old Bezuidenhout place.”


  1. Wouter's Blog » Blog Archive » Kruger 2016, Part 2 — 2016-05-05 @ 13:43

    […] Vereeniging the R42 goes past this gorgeous place just outside Heidelberg, which I’ve blogged about before. Accommodation is not in the main house but in converted outbuildings, and it’s also more […]



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