Clock Tower Precinct


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Now a maritime mall-cum-heritage site, the brick-red octagonal clock tower was built in 1882 as the port captain's office, so he could check the comings and goings of the harbour from the comfort of his mirrored bureau. These days it houses the ruins of the Chavonnes Battery, one of the oldest European structures in the country (dating from 1714 to 1725), which was excavated nearby a couple of years ago. Aside from the history, there's the useful Cape Tourism Office in the small shopping precinct.

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Clock Tower Precinct details

V&A Waterfront

Area Cape Town

Telephone 21 405 4500