Het Posthuys



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Formerly known as Stegmansrust, this inconspicuous, thatched Lego-block of a house is believed to be the oldest building in the False Bay area. Built by the VOC in 1673, it was used as a lookout point by the Dutch during their occupation of the Cape, and later became a toll-house for passing farmers who wanted to sell their produce to ships in Simon's Town (then Simon's Bay). Today it houses a small museum featuring a few interesting bits and bobs about the Battle of Muizenberg (when the house came under fire) and historic photos of a Muizenberg long forgotten. As the museum is run by volunteers, it's best to phone ahead and make an appointment.

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Het Posthuys details

180 Main Road,

Area Cape Town

Telephone 72 041 8074, 21 788 5951, 21 788 7972

Open 10am-2pm Mon-Fri, or by appointment.

Admission free; donations appreciated.

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