1660s in South Africa

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1660s in South Africa
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List of years in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during the 1660s in South Africa.

Events[edit]

1660[edit]

  • The Dutch East India Company imports the first horses into the Cape from Batavia
  • Jan Danaert leads a horseback expedition from the Cape settlement to the east and reaches what he names the Olifants River
  • Pieter Everaert leads an unsuccessful horseback expedition from the Cape settlement to the north in an attempt to locate the land of the Namaqua

1661[edit]

  • Pieter Cruythoff is sent out from the Cape settlement to investigate the suitability of the interior for agriculture

1662[edit]

1663[edit]

  • Settler outposts are established in the Hottentots Holland and Saldanha Bay areas

1664[edit]

1665[edit]

  • 18 August - The first Dutch Reformed Church congregation is founded at the Cape and J. van Arkel is appointed the first minister

1666[edit]

1667[edit]

  • The first Malays arrive as slaves

1668[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

See Years in South Africa for list of References