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Bukkenburg

The House and Garden

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Street Front of Bukkenburg House from the studio House from the showroom
     
     
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House through the vegetable garden Vegetables cottage on the left, studio & Langeberg Mountains Early morning irrigation in the vegetable garden
     
     
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Corner of the front garden Felicity through the artichokes House through the vegetable garden
     
     
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Sunset at Bukkenburg David feeding the sheep Summer garden at Bukkenburg
     
     
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The studio and showroom from the house Fresh summer produce, tomatoes for roasting Home grown pumpkins
     
     
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Manie ploughing for us with his restored Minneapolis Moline Beautiful Artichoke Jacob & his men plough for us with their horses
     
     

Bukkenburg was built in the 1880s by the descendants of one of the earliest German settler farming families in the area, the Streichers.  It served  as a “dorpshuis”,or townhouse, so that the family who lived a long way away would have a place at which to stay when coming to town. It was named BUKKENBURG after the town in Germany from where the original family Streicher came some 200 years ago.

Because of its significance as a fine example of Cape Victorian Architecture, and its location in the historic heart of Swellendam, the house was proclaimed a National Monument in the 1980s.

Shortly after our arrival here at the end of 1996, we embarked on an extensive programme of renovations. This work was undertaken under the guidance of Gawie Fagan, the eminent South African architect and his wife Gwen.  We built an extended living area at the back of the house with a view towards the mountains and overlooking the old barn that has become the studio and showroom.  The grounds are overlooked by the majestic Langeberg Mountains that tower over the town.  

We have also developed the grounds and now in addition to our small flock of sheep, we are able to keep ourselves supplied with fresh vegetables and salads as well as supplying local restaurants, guest houses and residents.

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