The Cape Dutch Architecture of Swellendam
The Drostdy Complex
History Moves On
No matter how old the town and its buildings, history never stops. I thought about this as I walked through the Drostdy, past a room full of old books and towards the Mandela room. The room is full of information about the late president and was opened by Nelson Mandela himself, bringing history right up to date.
And in 2011 Swellendam declared itself a republic once more. Not in the political sense, but as a tribute to the new South Africa, a celebration of racial harmony and of a sustainable way of living. Hopefully this “republic” will be longer lived than the last one.
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