Slave Huts & Pyramids


These stone huts served as shelter for the enslaved people who worked the salt pans in the 19th century. The four different-colored 10m pyramids along the coast are another legacy of the Dutch colonial era: colored flags matching one of the pyramids were flown to tell ships where they should drop anchor to load salt.

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