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- African Vineyard Guesthouse
African Vineyard is on the Open Africa Kokerboom Food and Wine Route where you can experience good food, wine, adventure, farm stalls and photographic landscapes.
Kanoneiland is the largest island in the Orange River and the largest inhabited island in South Africa with a length of 14km and 3km at it widest, covering an area of 2553 hectares. It's name originated in 1878 when it was a stronghold of the Koranna tribe led by Klaas Pofadder.
During the second northern frontier war, the Korannas were driven back to Kanoneiland and was bombarded by the Cape Artillery Corps with cannon fire. The story goes that Klaas Pofadder, not to be outdone, fashioned a home-made cannon out of the trunk of a large quiver tree, loaded it with gunpowder and pieces of stones and scrap and fired it across the stream. When the smoke cleared, 6 of the Korannas were killed by their own gun. The cannon used by the Cape Field Artillery can still be seen in front of the old school building.
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