Deetlefs Estate

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On 3 October 1752 the HAGEVELD (voyage 3566.1) left from Texel, an island north of Amsterdam and close to Denmark with 143 people onboard and arrived in Cape Town 21 March 1753. The original Deetlefs was a German soldier/seafarer by the name of Johannes Deetlefs who reputedly arrived in SA in 1753 after falling overboard or being put ashore in Saldanha Bay because he was a bit difficult