1600s in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during the 1600s in South Africa.

1600s in South Africa
15th 16th century « 1600s » 1610s 1620s
List of years in South Africa


  • 1594 - 1601 - James Lancaster, an English navigator, explores the southern African coast and establishes trade relationships with the Khoikhoi
  • 20 March 1602 - the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) or better known as the Dutch East India Company is established in the Netherlands
  • 1608 - The Portuguese ship, Santo Esperitu, is believed to have been shipwrecked off the eastern coast of South Africa


See Years in South Africa for list of References