Brugsig is an historic building in Heidelberg, Western Cape. This double-storey building at 21 Fourie Street, was a refuge for women during the Anglo-Boer War.
Brugsig, built in 1880, has a view of the distant railway bridge. It is said to have been used as a refuge for women during the Anglo-Boer War which came as far south as Heidelberg and even further south.
Also connected with this house is the romantic legend of a spy riding with his young son to the house to deliver a package. They had the misfortune of being fired on and his son was shot dead in front of him. He nevertheless managed to complete his mission.
It is said that bullet holes in the front door as well as a framed bullet inside the house bear testimony to this event…
The town of Heidelberg in the Western Cape was founded where the old Cape wagon route crossed the Duivenhoks River between Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Today the N2 highway skirts the town. Be sure to visit this town to see many an interesting historical building, including the original farmhouse, which dates back to 1728.
Brugsig in Heidelberg in die Wes-Kaap, is ‘n historiese dubbelverdiepinggebou wat as toevlugsoord gedien het vir vroue gedurende die Anglo-Boere-oorlog. Daar is ook ‘n legende gekoppel aan hierdie huis…
Daar is verskeie interessante historiese geboue in Heidelberg. Draai in en gaan kyk – jy sal nie spyt wees nie.