Graaffs-Pool - Photo by Brenda

Graaff’s Pool and the Secret Underground Tunnel

Lady Graaff, who use to live across the road from the beach in Seapoint, used to on a daily basis cross the road in front of her home to go swim in the sea for health purposes. There was however a railway line that used to obstruct her path of travel to the beach. To […]

Wolraad Woltemade and Vonk

The Story of Wolraad Woltemade and his Horse Vonk – True Heroes

This statue of Wolraad Woltemade by I. Mitford-Barbeton can be found in the grounds of Old Mutual, Pinelands. On 1 June 1773 during a raging storm, a Dutch East India ship named the Jonge Thomas that was anchored at the mouth of the Salt River in Table Bay, broke loose from its anchor and hit rocky shore of […]