When the Huguenots fled from religious persecution in France and landed in Table Bay in 1687, they changed the face of South Africa forever. With vigour and tenacity they established businesses and farms across the new Dutch East India Company colony at the Cape of Good Hope, and these dynamic dynasties went on to play a vital role in developing our great country.
If you are a descendent of one of these illustrious Huguenot families you can gain a unique and valuable record of your family’s heritage.
You can do this by ordering a pair of beautifully illustrated maps, one of France showing the places of origin, names and dates when the Huguenots left for the Cape, and one of the Cape of Good Hope showing the names as they changed over time, and the towns and farms where they settled.
Each map is illustrated with the coats of arms of the most prominent families and historical detail styled on the maps of period. Extensive research was conducted to make the maps as historically accurate as possible
The 480 x 580mm maps are beautifully printed on heavy art paper. You can place your order below.