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Kanons Kop !
« on: November 02, 2008, 10:03:44 pm »
We always see Kanons Kop all over South Africa , but how many of us have actually seen these old cannons and do they still exist.
Well today I saw my second one , but on a really remote mountain top.

Wayneh called down to leave the bikes and walk up , as he had somthing to show us.

And this is the emblim of a Cannon from The Dutch East India Company

I am on the net doing some research into it.
Apparently The cannons were placed on mountain peaks from Cape Town to Swellendam and from Cape Town To Citrusdal as a warning system.
To let the Farmers know when the ships had arrived in the harbour, so they could bring their produce.

Myself , Lito , Paramed , N[]vA and Crossed-up

I saw on on a previous ride and I think I `ll take a ride back out there to get a pic of it.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2008, 10:04:12 pm by XT660R »
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Re: Kanons Kop !
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 06:21:02 am »
Waar is die kanon?

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Re: Kanons Kop !
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 01:16:37 pm »
As jy rerig belangsel - my pa is/was die voorsitter van die Stigting VOC en het redelik baie navorsing or die kanonne gedoen of weet van mense wat die stories ken.  Kan sy e-pos adres deurstuur as jul belangstel.
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