The Cape Colony was a European colony in what’s now southern and western South Africa. The Dutch East India Firm based the Cape Colony in 1652. The British took over the colony in 1795. They gave it again to the Dutch authorities in 1803, however they occupied it once more in 1806. In 1814, the Dutch acknowledged the Cape as a British colony.
The Cape Colony expanded by way of frontier wars between British and Dutch forces and settlers and native teams. Most of the settlers have been individuals with Dutch, German, and French ancestors. They have been typically referred to as Boers, which means farmers. At the moment they’re referred to as Afrikaners. Native teams within the colony embrace the Khoikhoi, San, and Xhosa.
Many Dutch-talking settlers resented British rule and left the colony within the 1830’s. They later based the South African Republic (additionally referred to as Transvaal) and the Orange Free State.
In 1910, the Cape Colony, Natal, the Orange Free State, and the South African Republic turned provinces of the Union of South Africa (now the Republic of South Africa). The Cape Colony turned Cape Province. In 1994, Cape Province was cut up into Japanese Cape, Western Cape, and Northern Cape provinces. A northeastern a part of Cape Province turned a part of the brand new North West province.