Plantation Savonet was the first and largest plantation on the island (1572 hectares). There was corn cultivation, an orangery and there were cotton fields. Furthermore, Savonet was a major supplier of paint timber for the Netherlands, where it was used for the preparation of red dye. There were cattle, sheep and goats. Savonet was at the end of the 19th century, one of the largest wool suppliers. The Landhuis was burned down during the invasion of the English in 1805. The current building is an exact copy of the original. In the first half of the 19th century, the plantations Savonet, Zorgvliet and Zevenbergen merged. The current National Park Mount Christoffel covers the total area of these three plantations. Currently the Christoffelpark ticket office and shop are located in the Landhuis as well as a restaurant, and on the estate you can see iguana’s.

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