A look at ancient African architecture that have influenced modern-day structures

Alice Otchere Johnson August 16, 2018

Cape Dutch Architecture – South Africa

Cape Dutch architecture is another traditional Afrikaner architectural style mostly found in the Western Cape of South Africa. This style was very prominent in the early days (17th century) of the Cape Colony. The name was derived from the fact that the initial settlers of the Cape were primarily Dutch.

The Cape Dutch architectural style has some of these characteristics; thatched roofing, external wooden shutters, whitewashed walls, large wooden sash cottage panes, etc.


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