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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 3 weeks ago
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Well kept and much informative

The place might not be easy to spot at a first glance, but it's just in the main road by strand... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Abdallah E
Doha, Qatar
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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.
35 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3935
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 20 December 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 20 December 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 13 December 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 2 November 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 12 September 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 18 May 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 1 July 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 11 March 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
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is a building which could easily be missed but is well worth visiting. It gives a wonderful glimpse of how a moneyed family in Cape Town lived in the 19th and early 20th century. This is emphasised by the labelling which indicates that the...More

Thank KBofLB
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