Food Source 1652 – 1680

The Dutch and English voyages to the East increased and the Dutch East India Company, led by Jan Van Riebeeck, established a permanent settlement in the Cape in 1652. Clashes with the indigenous Khoikhoi population at the Cape, especially when they resisted the invasion and colonisation of their land led to the explorers viewing Robben Island as a safer and more reliable supply of food to passing ships. Additionally, it soon became difficult to feed passing ships and the people at the Cape Dutch Garrison. Thus they started growing vegetables and continued to keep cattle and sheep on the Island enabling it to serve as a pantry for emergency supplies.

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