1949L.G. GreenIn Land of Afternoon 174On arrival at the homestead the driver of the bruidswa reached the height of his skill by making the fancy curve known as a Kaapse draai. It took a fine driver to carry out that ‘figure eight’ flawlessly at full gallop.
1982Pretoria News 22 Sept. 5It’ll be oh, là, là and magnifique and a touch of the Kaapse draai in Pretoria on Friday.
1983Sunday Times 6 Mar. 16Hanepoot [grapes] in brandy, known as Kaapsche Jongens — the young men of the Cape...Fill the jars with brandy...Leave for at least six months then serve, taking care to tell the guests that, eaten like olives, your Kaapsche Jongens are lethal.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 238Kaapsche nooitje,..The Riversdale and Knysna name for the Pompelmoosje.
1932Farming in S. Afr. June 105 (Swart)Of all varieties of barley, Cape Six-row (known also as Kaapse Sesry, Ougars [or] Laatgars, is without doubt the best for malting purposes.
[1834T. PringleAfr. Sketches 515Some of the lighter Cape wines are occasionally found of good quality and agreeable flavour, though seldom altogether free of the earthy taste, or Kaap smaak, which seem peculiar to the soil or climate.]
1988D. Hughes et al.Complete Bk of S. Afr. Wine 332‘Witblits’ otherwise known as Dop, White Lightning, Boerblits, Cape Smoke, or Kaapse Smaak.
1991Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 92Brandy has been part of South African life since it was first distilled about 20 years after Jan van Riebeeck arrived and its evocative local names have included boerblits and ‘Cape Smoke’, which is thought to be a corruption of Kaapse smaak or ‘Cape taste’.
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