Cape Dutch


A Protestant domestication of the style of the Counter Reformation, expressed in farmsteads set in extended landscapes with strategically placed architectural features, such as gateposts, walls, and utility buildings, such as wine cellars fowl runs given architectural treatment, the homesteads following set plans and having curvilinear gables. This style was based on short-span, symmetrical, rectangular-plan forms, usually with E, H, T, or U configurations (see Alphabet plans). The houses are single storied with thick lime-washed walls, economically disposed door-and window-openings, thatched with reeds and adorned with local variants of the Baroque and later Roccoco gables.

Buildings on this website in Cape Dutch style

Alphen: c1765. Constantia, Western Cape
Amstelhof - Cape Dutch House: 1856. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Bath Street, No 20: 1854. Montagu, Western Cape
Bergskadus: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Blaauwklippen: c.1760. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Blyhoek: 1824. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Bonfoi: n.d.. Bottelary, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Boschendal: 1812. Franschhoek, Western Cape
Buffelsdrift: 1852 : 2017. Vyversrus, Western Cape
Buitenverwachting: 1796. Constantia, Western Cape
Church Street 17: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Church Street 21: 1853. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Church Street 23 - Paddagang: n.d. : 1972-3. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Church Street 25: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Church Street 27: c1900. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Church Street 43 - Ballotina: 1814. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Coachman, The: n.d.. Swellendam, Western Cape
Cuyler Manor - Museum: 1827. Kariega (Uitenhage), Eastern Cape
De Kloof - Weltevreden: 1801. Swellendam, Western Cape
Drostdy: 1804 : 1934 : 1973-1974. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Drostdy Museum Complex - Zanddrift: 1734 : 1769 : 1976. Swellendam, Western Cape
Drostdy, The (Now Drostdy Museum): 1746. Swellendam, Western Cape
Duiwehok - Dovecot (Meerlust): n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Eben Haƫzer: c1837. Paarl, Western Cape
Elsenburg: 1700s : 1915. Klapmuts, Western Cape
Empire Exhibition: Cape House: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Farmhouse Doornrivier: 1790 : 1831. Worcester, Western Cape
Fishermen's Cottages, Hotagterklip: n.d.. Struisbaai, Western Cape
Geboortehuis van H A Fagan: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Glen The: 1812/1821. Swellendam, Western Cape
Goede Rust: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Groenhof: 1780. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Groot Constantia Homestead: 1792. Constantia, Western Cape
Groot Constantia Jonker's House: n.d.. Constantia, Western Cape
Het Posthuys: 1673 : 1979 : 1990. Muizenberg, Western Cape
Hoop-op-Constantia: 1795. Constantia, Western Cape
Hope Lodge: 1839. Swellendam, Western Cape
House van der Merwe: 1858. Montagu, Western Cape
Imhoff Battery, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town: 1743. Cape Town, Western Cape
Iziko Museum - Koopmans de Wet House: 1790. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape
Kleinbosch Farm: 1792. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Koopmans de Wet House - Iziko Museum: 1790. Cape Town, Western Cape
Kronendal: 1800. Hout Bay, Western Cape
La Gratitude: 1798. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
La Provence, now Grande Provence: c1760 : 1815 : 1969. Franschhoek, Western Cape
Languedoc: 1757. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Lanzerac - Schoongezicht: n.d. : 1830. Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Libertas Parva: 1783 (or soon after). Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Malherbe House: 1859. Montagu, Western Cape
Martin Melck House (Old Lutheran Parsonage): 1781. Cape Town, Western Cape
Meerlust: 1693 : 1776. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Moolmanshof: 1798. Swellendam, Western Cape
Morgenzon: 1745. Swellendam, Western Cape
Mostert's Mill: 1796. Cape Town, Western Cape
Nederburg: 1800. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Non Pareille: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Oefeningshuis - Meeting House: 1838. Swellendam, Western Cape
Old Nectar - Nektar: 1815. Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Oslo House: 1850. Swellendam, Western Cape
Oupos: 1734. Swellendam, Western Cape
Park Villa: 1802. Swellendam, Western Cape
Parsonage, Old: 1765 : 1769. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Reinet House - Old Pastorie - Museum: 1812 : 1952-1956. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Rheezicht: 1782 : c1960. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape
Rhone: 1795. Franschhoek, Western Cape
Roggeland: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Rotterdam: 1794. Swellendam, Western Cape
Rust-en-Vrede: c1850. Durbanville, Western Cape
Rustenburg House: After 1664. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Schoongezicht: c1840. Paarl, Western Cape
Schoongezicht - Lanzerac: n.d. : 1830 : 1914. Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Schoongezicht Farm: 1717. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Spier: n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Steenberg: c1740 : pre-1940. Tokai, Cape Town, Western Cape
Stellenberg: n.d.. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Tokai Manor House: 1796. Cape Town, Western Cape
Urquhart House Museum: 1806 - 1821 : 1993. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Valencia Farm (Windmeul area): 1818. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Vergelegen: 1700. Somerset West, Western Cape
Vergelegen for Sir Lionel Phillips, restoration: 1700 : 1917 : 1993. Somerset West, Western Cape
Vlakkeland farmstead: n.d.. Onder Dal Josafat, Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Vredenhof: 1800s. Paarl, Western Cape
Welcome Cottage: n.d.. Glencairn, Simonstown, Western Cape
Westoe: n.d.. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape
Koetservlei / Lismore: 1750s : 1870s. Suurbraak, Western Cape