In 1750, there was no country or sovereign state called South Africa. South Africa only became a sovereign state in 1910. By 1750, at the Cape under Dutch colonial rule, settlers hadexpandednorthwards and eastwards from Cape Town. In the dry northern and western regions of the Cape lived Khoi herders and San hunter-gatherers. Since the arrival of the Dutch colony in 1652, the Nguni established a dense settlement between the coastal region in the Eastern Cape and the Drakensberg Mountains (which stretches from the Eastern Cape Province and extends north along the border of Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal). Around 1750, the Khoi became incorporated into the Xhosa chiefdoms between the Kei and Keiskama Rivers.
Donate and Make African History Matter
South African History Online is a non profit organisation. We depend on public support to build our website into the most comprehensive educational resource and encyclopaedia on African history.
Your support will help us to build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions in order to strengthen teaching, research and free access to our content.