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The homestead on the Somerset West wine estate Vergelegen, a typical Cape-Dutch home.
Looking towards the Hottentot-Holland mountains.
This oak was grown from one of the last acorns from the King Alfred Oak in the gardens of Blenheim Palace in England and was planted here in 1928.
This English oak was planted in the Vergelegen gardens between 1700 and 1706, when the then governor of the Cape, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, owned the property.
This lane of camphor trees, now classified a historical monument, was planted by Van der Stel during his occupancy of the estate in the early 1700s.
On 6 December 1801 Captain Matthew Flinders, of the royal navy and Commander of the HMS Investigator, sighted Cape Leeuwin and commenced mapping the Australian Coast.
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