- Western Cape
A road leads north to Vredendal and after 23 kilometers reaches a remarkable rock shelter known as the Heerenlogement or 'gentleman's lodging'.
Scores of travellers who in former times broke their journey at the shelter have used the walls as a kind of visitors book.
Kaje Jesse Slotsbo inscribed his name here in 1712 while enroute with an expedition against the Namaqua Hottentots.
Cape Governor, Hendrik Swellengrebel, who passed this way in 1737, later wrote an account of the shelter in which he mentioned the wild fig tree growing from a cleft at the back of the cave. The tree is still here today whilst the cave is a historical monument.
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