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False Bay coastline. In the background is the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. This area was often used as a refuge by the Hottentot people after stealing cows or retreating from a land squabble with the Dutch settlers. The Dutch, realising that the Hottentots loved the rocky mountains as much as they themselves loved Holland, named them the ‘Hottentots’ Holland’. On its summit is Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve with a natural garden of wild flowers with the richest and most diverse floral population in the world.

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