– IN THE BEGINNING –

There was a tomato farm, a farmer and his family. And not much else occupying 255 hectares of Hartbeespoort dam frontage. The farmer’s name was Casper Kruger (reportedly a direct descendent of Paul Kruger) who was married to a descendant of the Anglo-Boer war veteran General Hendrik Jacobus Schoeman after whom the township of Schoemansville across the water from Pecanwood is named. Interestingly, the land on which Pecanwood is situated originally belonged to the General.

According to Danie Saayman, the resident City Planner of the time, the Krugers had farmed the land for a number of years. Apparently, at some point in time, the family was ostracised by the community to some extent as Casper had taken to directing shock waves at potential hail clouds in an effort to protect his crop. His children were subsequently asked to leave the local school as this was deemed to be meddling with God’s will.

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