Huguenot Museum Franschhoek
Huguenot Museum Franschhoek, 2008
Photo: H. Maurer

Huguenot Memorial Museum Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek, Westkap, Südafrika in Franschhoek

The Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, deeded in 1688 the fertile area around Franschhoek Franschhoek, Westkap, Südafrika ("French Corner") to two-hundred Huguenot families, fleeing from France because of religious persecution.

At the town entrance a Huguenot memorial was built in 1938, commemorating the eviction from Europe. Nearby a museum chronicles the history of the first settlers.