1640s in South Africa

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1640s in South Africa
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List of years in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during the 1640s in South Africa.


  • 1643 - The Portuguese ship, Santa Maria Madre de Deus is wrecked off the South African east coast
  • 1647 - The Portuguese ship, Sacromento is wrecked off the South African east coast near Port Edward. Another Portuguese ship Nossa Serihora da Atalayais also lost off Keiskamma Point near between East London and Port Elizabeth
  • 25 March 1647 - The Dutch ship, Nieuwe Haerlem is wrecked in Table Bay and survivors later build a small fort


See Years in South Africa for list of References