Macassar

Macassar

The Muslim faith is alive and well in the Western Cape and regular pilgrimages are undertaken to Macassar where one of the kramats (shrines) of this faith is located.

History And Architecture

Sheik Yusuf Kramat: Sheik Yusuf is considered to be one of the founders of the Muslim faith in South Africa and his last resting place is found on the farm Zandvliet. The Dutch exiled him from his home in Batavia in 1694. He died on the farm in 1699 and his kramat is visited by thousands of Muslims every year

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