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Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House

35 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3935
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A glimpse of living in the past

A wonderful restoration of an old colonial house in Cape Town, this museum shows a glimpse of what... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
Luc V
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What a find!

We really enjoyed our visit here as it is very atmospheric and the period detail is excellent. The... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2015
Wrinkly one
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average13%
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35 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 481 3935

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Reviewed 4 July 2015

A wonderful restoration of an old colonial house in Cape Town, this museum shows a glimpse of what life would have been like in the bygone era. The house itself, furniture, artwork and books have been maintained impeccably that one feels transported back to the...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here as it is very atmospheric and the period detail is excellent. The information is very interesting and the artefacts superb. It is a pity that it is not well visited as it gives an interesting insight to a different...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Beautiful interiors transports you back in time, with lovely furniture, clocks and other artifacts. Well worth a visit.

Thank HilR
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Right in the middle of Cape Town can be found this gem of a house with its small enclosed courtyard - excellent selection of antique furniture and blue & white porcelain . Historic house used as a hide out during the Anglo-Boer War as Marie...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2012

It is a lovely home depicting a specific time in SA History.

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This museum is a great stop to enjoy the history of how some of the well off colonials lived. Step back in time and imagine the lifestyle on what at the time would have been a frontier city. You really don't need much imagination because...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2012

This is a must if you want to experience the history of the people in the 1800 Century in Cape Town. I also found the geographic of the house as it was near the sea very interesting, as the sea is now far away. The...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2012

This is probably the nicest one to visit. After this, it won't get any better.

Thank EmmaBelgium
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

initially gaining access seemed to be a bit of an issue as the building is locked to prevent just anyone walking in. The house is set up exactly as it would have been all those years ago with some informative bits and pieces scattered around....More

1  Thank theMcGills_12
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

In the heart of central Cape Town CBD!!! I loved it. The furniture pieces, the historic information presented. Old and new together, side by side. Very interesting facts uncovered here. Religious persecution, Boer Brit friction. An eye opener for me.

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