Stellenbosch University

South Africa: OutlanderStellenbosch University: Home of the Jamaican Governor

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In Outlander Season 3, Episode 12: The Bakra, the new Jamaican Governor is throwing a ball and the guests pull up in horse carriages right in front of his mansion. This happens to be the main building of the Faculty of Theology of the Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

On set: The guests arrive.

On set: The guests arrive.

All of the beautiful interior scenes of the mansion were actually filmed at Cape Town Film Studios.

Getting ready for the first dance.

Getting ready for the first dance.

Rehearsing.

Rehearsing.

Built in 1859, the faculty is a testiment to the Dutch architecture of the time. While the faculty grounds are generally open to the public, visitors are asked to report at the reception desk to access the building itself.

The front facade of the faculty building.

The front facade of the faculty building.

Looking out to the grounds.

Looking out to the grounds.

The staircase leading to the first floor.

The staircase leading to the first floor.

Key Scenes

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Season 3, Episode 12: The Bakra

Claire and Jamie attend a ball thrown by the new governor, who they discover is Lord John. Claire is reunited with Geillis, who offers to help with their search. At the ball, Margaret Campbell prophesies that a king will rule Scotland again when a two-hundred year-old child is killed. Fergus sees Captain Leonard arrive, and warns Jamie, who flees. Temeraire tells Claire and Jamie that Geillis is holding Ian. On their way to Geillis's villa, Jamie is arrested by Leonard.

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The faculty building can be found at 171 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch 7600.

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