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If you’re interested in history, this is for you!

Really great spot, original architecture at its best. Beautiful staircase and woodwork. A real... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AdamF3462
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An interesting and original historic home!

This is the real deal... ultra thick walls, small windows letting in little natural light, in fact... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.
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35 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 481 3935
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great spot, original architecture at its best. Beautiful staircase and woodwork. A real time capsule taking you back! Well worth the visit.

Thank AdamF3462
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is the real deal... ultra thick walls, small windows letting in little natural light, in fact, apart from the laying on of electricity, it remains more or less as it was during the last owners' lifetime (Maria Koopmans Dr wet and her sister). The...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

The house sits on Strand Street and stands out as it is original. When it was built, it was “on the beach” and now it is on one of the CBD’s busiest streets well back from the sea front and flanked by modernity. The interiors...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss this atmospheric home. Not getting nearly enough visitors to these great old Dutch rooms. The antique furniture is amazing, and the story boards tell of a very busy household.

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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

The place might not be easy to spot at a first glance, but it's just in the main road by strand street. It's well kept from inside with quite a few things to see to have some kind of background drop on how people lived...More

Thank Abdallah E
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to see some of the colonial history and how the early settlers lived. This house is very beautiful and still has the feel of what it must have been like. Pottery, furniture and items if interest. Well worth the visit. Highly recommend

Thank Jill M
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Easily missed. 200R entry fee is trivial. Not really old by UK standards, but historic with its connection to the struggles over the war between Britain and the Boers. Shocking to hear about the early concentration camps. Fairly well preserved if a little dark and...More

Thank MootHouse
Reviewed May 18, 2017

A museum gem in the middle of Cape Town Centre,period house which needs a little love and care.Thank you Iziko for the Museum Day Free Entry

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This amazingly beautiful house is very well restored and preserved and the interior and decor is immaculate.

Thank F.G. K
Reviewed March 10, 2016

The rooms all open up out of a central room. Beautiful old furniture & crockery & carpets, etc. At the back there is a coach in a coachhouse, with a very steep staircase to a room at the top. It has a nice view from...More

Thank Dirmu G
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