1730s in South Africa

1730s in South Africa

"See also:"
1720s in South Africa,
other events of 1730s,
1740s in South Africa and the
Timeline of South African history.




* The Dutch East India Company imports slaves from Mozambique and Zanzibar
* The first trekboers reach the George area, trek inland into Langkloof
* 8 March - Jan de la Fontaine becomes Governor of the Cape
* 8 April - The first Jewish congregation consecrates their synagogue


* The Trek Boers, the first Dutch farmers, settled along the Olifants River


* Jan de la Fontaine, Governor of the Cape, claims Mossel Bay for the Dutch East India Company and the Great Brak River is proclaimed the eastern boundary of Cape


* 14 November Adriaan van Kervel is appointed Governor of the Cape


* 21 May - Nine ships are wrecked in a gale in Table Bay with a loss of 208 lives
* 9 July - George Schmidt, the first Protestant missionary (Moravian Brethern) in southern Africa, arrives at the Cape
* 20 September - Daniel van den Henghel is appointed acting Governor of the Cape
* 18 December - The first Moravian mission station in South Africa is established in Genadendal near present-day Caledon by George Schmidt, "The Apostle of the Hottentots"


* 1 March - Etienne Barbier's insurrection at Paarl
* 1 April Hendrik Swellengrebel becomes the first South African born Governor when he is appointed Governor of the Cape


* 1733 - Willem Adriaan van der Stel, Governor of the Cape, dies
* 1737 - Adriaan van Kervel, Governor of the Cape, dies


See Timeline of South African history for list of References

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