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Op 4 Januarie 1689 het Schrijver op sy mees lonende ekspedisie vertrek, twee jaar nadat hy bevorder is tot vaandrig. Sy doelwit was om handel te dryf met die Inqua [[Khoikhoi]] van die [[Oos-Kaap]]. Hy vertrek met 'n geselskap van ongeveer 20 goed gewapende soldate en twee waens op 'n tog van ongeveer 1600 km. Die botanis en kruie kenner, Heinrich Bernhard Oldenland (1663–99), was deel van die geselskap. Oldenland het onder andere medisyne bestudeer aan die Universiteit van Leiden en is in 1693 aangestel as hoof-tuinier in die V.O.C. se tuin in Kaapstad. Interessant genoeg was Oldenland ook deur die regering aangestel in die pos van superintendent vie paaie, brûe en geboue. Die tog het meer as drie maande geneem en het so ver as [[Aberdeen]] gegaan. Hulle het teruggekeer op 10 April 1689 met trop van 1 000 beeste wat geruil is met die [[Xhosa]]-Khoi stamme. Geen persoon het sy lewe verloor gedurende die tog nie.
 
Vroeëre reisigers was verplig om oor die [[Outenikwaberge]] te gaan naby [[Mosselbaai]] om die bykans ondeurdringbare ravyne en woude te vermy verder oos. Op daardie stadium was die enigste pad oor die berge die [[Attakwaskloofpas]]. Die kloof is vernoem na die hoofman van die Hessequa [[Khoikhoi]]. Schrijver was die pioneer van die roete; hy het 'n olifantpaadjie gevolg tot by die [[Olifantrivier]] in Januarie 1689.
 
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On 4 January 1689, two years after being promoted to the rank of [[Ensign (rank)|ensign]], Schrijver embarked on his most enterprising expedition. His orders were to barter cattle with the Inqua [[Khoikhoi|Hottentots]] of the [[Eastern Cape]]. He set off with a party of about 20 well-armed soldiers and 2 wagons on a trip which would cover about 1600&nbsp;km. Also in the party was [[:de:Heinrich Bernhard Oldenland|Heinrich Bernhard Oldenland]] (1663–99), an able botanist and expert on herbs, who had studied medicine for 3 years at [[Leiden University]], and who would in 1693 be appointed as master gardener in the [[Dutch East India Company|Company's]] garden in Cape Town, and oddly as land surveyor for the Government followed by the post of superintendent of roads, bridges and buildings. The mission lasted more than three months and reached as far east as the present-day town of [[Aberdeen, Eastern Cape|Aberdeen]], returning on 10 April 1689 with about a thousand head of cattle from trading with a [[Xhosa people|Xhosa]]-[[Khoi]] tribe and quite amazingly having suffered no loss of life.
 
Early travelers were obliged to cross the [[Outeniqua Mountains]] near present-day [[Mossel Bay]] so as to avoid the near-impenetrable ravines and forests to the east. At that time the only way across the mountains was through [[Attaquas Kloof]], named after a chief of the Hessequa [[Khoikhoi]]. This route was pioneered by Schrijver who, following an elephant track, traversed the kloof to the [[Olifants River (Southern Cape)|Olifants River]] in January 1689. The Duivenhoks River at [[Heidelberg, Western Cape|Heidelberg]] was named by Schrijver, and "Schrijvershoek" near Langebaan lagoon was named after him.