Onverwacht or Die Bos is the oldest farm handed down from father to son in South Africa. The old house was ‘modernised’ in 1897. While the farm has shrunk with urban sprawl, its very large farmyard still functions as the ancestral home of the family. Its location close to the Gantouw pass over the mountains meant that many travelers on their way to and from the interior stopped by. There are some good stories to tell.