Iziko Slave Lodge
Slavery in South Africa

The São José—Paquete de Africa

Table Bay in the 1790s Thomas Luny (1759-1837)

The São José—Paquete de Africa, the Portuguese slave vessel that sank off the coast of the Cape in 1794, is the first known shipwreck to be identified, studied and excavated that foundered with enslaved Africans on board.   The ship sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1794, and made its way to Mozambique and back with […]