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The Western Cape, and Cape Town in particular, have been inextricably linked with Holland since 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape of Good Hope. Last week, the Cape experienced its second Dutch invasion, as fans of "Die Oranje" took the opportunity to explore their historical connection to South Africa.
Cape Town has set aside over R1-million to upgrade South Africa's oldest public garden, The Company's Garden, which was laid out by Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in the 1650s.