Not the Trump Tower …

… but a more friendly looking one: In Swellendam, South Africa.

Now I know ….

I was always wondering why 500+ Belgians have their (second) house in Swellendam, South Africa. Now I know…   Belgians like their ‘Devil’ (‘Duvel’) and now you also know why the national soccer team of Belgium is called ‘Rode Duivels’ (‘Red Devils’) 😉 .

Cape Dutch in Swellendam

Typical old South African gables influenced by the Dutch colonists hence the name Cape Dutch.

On the road to Swellendam

Swellendam in South Africa is known as an historical town but except for a small part (museum area) it does not really look like it. But it does have a history and a mindset of ‘independance’ culminating in a declaration act a few hundred years ago. About 700 houses are only occupied for a few …