Mostert's Mill


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A convenient landmark for out-of-city folk looking for the Rondebosch turn-off, this working windmill (the only one in sub-Saharan Africa) was built in 1796. Gysbert van Reenen used to own the surrounding wheat fields and built the mill to grind his own flour, naming it after his son-in-law, Sybrand Mostert. It was later acquired by the intrepid Cecil John Rhodes. A trundle through the interior will reveal a few interesting titbits on the history of the propellered marvel and how the whole milling business works. It is run by volunteers, and it's best to phone beforehand to arrange a visit.

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Mostert's Mill details

Rhodes Avenue,

Area Cape Town

Telephone 21 762 5127

Mostert's Mill website

Open 10am-2.30pm Sat, when milling is in progress. Book well in advance.

Admission R5; R10 family day ticket.