Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 117 - Sandstone's herd of Afrikaander Oxen, a vital part of all programmes

3rd August 2006

Sandstone Estates maintains a herd of Afrikaner oxen. They work around the farm and they are a vital part of all programmes involving visitors and tourists. They straddle heritage and the modern farming operation. In terms of heritage they are the forerunners to the oldest of our vintage tractors. In fact, they were the back bone of South African agricultural from probably the 1700's until the early 1900's, which is quite an achievement.