Green Point light house

For this month Becky, at the Life of B, has chosen roofs for the theme.The Green Point Lighthouse, Cape Town is an operational lighthouse on the South African coast, first lit on 12 April 1824, it is located on Mouille Point.

 

 

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The Big Easy, Stellenbosch

For this month Becky, at the Life of B, has chosen roofs for the theme.

The Big Easy restaurant in Stellenbosch is named after famous South African golfer, Ernie Els.

La Gratitude was built in 1798 by the first Reverend of Stellenbosch. It boasts a blend of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture and is known as “The Grand Old Lady”. The building has been gently and tastefully renovated to provide the home for Ernie Els’s new signature wine bar and restaurant.

Historical roof in Matjiesfontein

For this month Becky, at the Life of B, has chosen roofs for the theme.

 

Matjiesfontein was founded in 1884 by the legendary and energetic Scottish railway man, James Douglas Logan. The village established itself as a fashionable Victorian health spa, and is now well known for its splendid historical buildings and a peace and timelessness that is rare in modern-day South Africa…

The double-storey Milner Hotel was built in 1899 by James Logan, in the early stages of The South African War. The hotel was used as a military hospital during the conflict with British forces and the hotel turret was then used as a lookout post. Some 10 000 troops were camped around the village during this time. James Logan, founder of Matjiesfontein, died in 1920 and is buried in a little cemetery 10 kilometres from Matjiesfontein. His tomb is located next to the grave of George Lohmann, a famous English cricketer who spent the last years of his life in the superb climatic environment of the Karoo. http://www.matjiesfontein.com/pages/history/