Van Reenen Cemetery, Golden Gate National Park

Alongside the road is the graveyard of the Van Reenen Family. J N R Van Reenen was a farmer who trekked into the area in 1875 to settle on his new farm, Vuurland, and as the fading light coloured the cliffs he apparently called the area ‘Golden Gate’. Vuurland was one of three farms in this area which eventually were amalgamated in 1962 into the Golden Gate National Park. 

Van Reenen Graveyard, Golden Gate National Park

Van Reenen Graveyard, Golden Gate National Park

Van Reenen Graveyard, Golden Gate National Park

Van Reenen Graveyard, Golden Gate National Park

Van Reenen Graveyard, Golden Gate National Park

Van Reenen Graveyard, Golden Gate National Park

 

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