Site Name
    Bloubergstrand Beach
    Site History

    The beach at Bloubergstrand is a site of remembrance of the escaped prisoners from Robben Island who were Khoe Resisters from the Gamtoos led by Chief David Stuurman. Stuurman successfully escaped in that bid. But it is also the site of the death of the Chief and prophet Makana (Nxele) who perished in that escape bid in 1820. There is much detail about the revolt and escape from Robben Island and the three boats which overturned in the waves. A monument should be erected there telling this history of the Khoena and amaXhosa resistance fighters, especially in the light of a strong alliance between these two communities.

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    Monday, February 12, 2024 - 10:12
      Western Cape
      Site Address

      South Africa

      Location notes
      2 Marine Dr, Table View, Cape Town
      Access details
      Public beach with wide selection of restaurants located nearby. Amazing views of Table Mountain and the coast line. Best to avoid traffic into and out of Blouberg in the morning and the afternoon (work commute times).
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