South Africa 2012 Arrival of the Cape Dutch settlers, 1652

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 6th September 2012
  • one value in a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Lien Botha
  • Printed by: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Printing process: lithography
  • Stamp format: 36mm x 36mm. Miniature sheet format height 65mm x with 105mm
  • Perforations: 14.4 x 14.4



360 Years since the arrival of the Dutch at the Cape. Krotoa
Non-denominated. Inscribed 'STANDARD POSTAGE'
(2.65r) ~ portrait of Krotoa (born c1642), and Dutch vessel off Milnerton Beach in Table Bay (ship depiction after Aernout Smit, 1683)

  • Notes: Krotoa was a member of the Khoikhoi tribe, who learned Dutch and Portuguese, and acted as interpreter for the Dutch community of traders and farmers established by Jan van Riebeeck as a supply station on the sea route to the Indies. She is the first native of the Cape region to enter documented history, later marrying (her eldest daughter married Daniel Zaaijman, a friend of van Riebeeck). Krotoa’s portrait is based on a bookplate of 1820

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