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Old Timber Shed

Address: Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Edinburgh
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This would have been some building in its heyday. Somewhat overgrown now. The rubbish must have been cleared fairly recently, only for another bunch to dump their trash anew. What a shame. Apart from clearing some of the trees away, the building would also benefit from an information panel.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is just a stone ruin but is very impressive and a nice place to take photos. It was a bit dirty and overgrown. This place would have potential if it was cared for.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The ruins of the old timber shed are worth a visit, for although the structure is now roofless and its floor a tangle of undergrowth, the stone walls are just oozing character and stand testimony to the craft of the stone masons who built it.Fortunately there was no evidence of vagrants living there when I visited the site - maybe... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a cool piece of history, pitty hobo's are living there as they are accumulting a lot of rubbish. But you can almost see this place from the plettenburg beacon so its worth a stop.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

It's rare to find a ruin in the middle of a bustling town, a unique place to take amazing photo's. If you are a amature photographer with a love of the out of the ordinary this is definately the place.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

what a beautiful old building, a shame that it is not kept tidy, it is located behind the lovely beach house on hobie beach where we stayed

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Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Huge thick chunks or "slices" of wood - beautifully polished. Wish we could have brought one home with us.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Amazing place, great historical building. I have been to various functions here and I love this place! There is such a nice atmosphere to it.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

In 1786 the Dutch East India Company contracted Johann Jacob Jerling to build a Timber Shed for storage of the timber. Today the remains of the Old Timber Shed can be found in Meeding Street. The remains have been partially restored twice. It is the oldest building in Plettenberg Bay and was declared a National Monument in 1936. There isn't... More

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