Cape_Point_E02 Cape of Migrants - The Story of Buffelsfontein Farm

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

In this episode, we discover the history of lime, a substance with which some of the earliest buildings in South Africa were constructed. We learn about the various owners of the first farm in the area, Buffelsfontein, and how it was brought back from bankruptcy, twice. The lime industry was profitable but also perilous, find out about the mavericks of the trade.

Listen to the rest of the stories of Cape Point here.