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Slave Watch tower

Impressive tower built to watch over the slaves in the sugar can fields, in the Valley of the Sugar... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LizaGroenewald
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Orkney, South Africa
Interesting to understand how the sugar plantations worked at the time

It was interesting to climb the tower and the next-door former owner's house in order to understand... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
72Chris
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“two brothers” (5 reviews)
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Trinidad, Cuba
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"two brothers"
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"worth the climb"
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"table cloths"
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"gruesome history"
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"low ceilings"
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"beautiful table"
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"views of the surrounding countryside"
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"great half day trip"
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"sugar plantation"
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"the gauntlet"
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"owner's house"
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"runaway slaves"
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"worth the effort"
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"old house"
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"locals selling"
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"fear of heights"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Impressive tower built to watch over the slaves in the sugar can fields, in the Valley of the Sugar mills. Great place to buy the hand embroidered table cloths, as there are meters and meters of clothing lines with the beautiful pieces on display. Spectacular...More

Thank LizaGroenewald
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to climb the tower and the next-door former owner's house in order to understand how a sugar plantation was run in former days.

Thank 72Chris
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Even if it's a very touristic place, with the textils markets outside, it's something not to miss: to climb up the tower and with its 360 degrees views, go back in time, when the fields were filled up with working slaves.

Thank AnnaCub2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

On arrival we noticed how different the area was lots of market stalls before you got to the tower where stall holders were trying to sell you goods which we declined. When we got to the tower was going to go up but the attitude...More

Thank Angela O
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Sites of historical interest and significance are often beset by this problem - a parallel economy of hawkers and street sellers trying to entice you. This is particularly problematic with two little children who of course are excited by shiny and noisy things or by...More

Thank skullbabe
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Cool spot to climb and take photos. There are some shops and restaurants nearby as well. Definitely worth 1-2 hours of fun.

Thank pnitake
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I didn't get to spend long here but I did walk up the 130+ steps and was rewarded with spectacular views across the valley. The site is lovely and worth a visit.

Thank Anagasna
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

A tower that gives wonderful views of the area. Not the easiest climb but worth the view once at the top. It is a great sadness that it's history is of being a watch-tower for the slave plantation. This needs to be kept in mind...More

Thank Shipahoyahoy
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Many many people selling the same tablecloths lined up on the street. I didn't climb the tower as I'm afraid of heights.

Thank Mpls_Susan
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Beware of your heads. I bumped in with a massive knot on my skull as a result. Lots of souvernir business (tablecloths)

Thank Eric V
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Noemi G
September 10, 2017|
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Response from swampykevin | Reviewed this property |
We don't remember an entry fee but there is plenty of locals that try to sell you trinkets.
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