Cobus van Bosch

Hermanus van Wyk (oil on canvas, 50cm x 36cm, 2010).
Hermanus Van Wyk, (1835-1905), born in the Fraserburg (South Africa) district, was the first captain of the Rehoboth Bastards. In 1870 he and a few hundred followers settled at Rehoboth south of Windhoek (Namibia) after the Cape colonial authorities refused to grant them land in Bushmanland.