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Address: 35 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 481 3935
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This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family...

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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History of Cape Town at its best

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 furniture is well kept and very impressive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

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

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. We were the only visitors there and judging by the guest book which we were... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

The Koopmans de Wet House is a old Cape Dutch house in the Central Cape Town business area and has been preserved as a stunning reminder of the old colonial Cape Town in Victorian times. It is furnished in the style of the early 1800's. There are some interesting facts on the info posters in the house. It is a... More 

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

Have some time to kill in the City Centre, pop into this building and it will take you back to a bygone era of simplicity.

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Berkshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

There are many things to see in Cape Town but this is gem that seemingly gets missed. Set on one of the main streets in town it looks incongruous set next to the modern buildings. It has been well restored and the stories associated with those that lived in the house are well told on boards. It's a quiet place... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2009

I spent about an hour at the Koopmans-de Wet House while in Cape Town. Right on the corner of Strand and Long Street, it is easy to find and included in most tour books. The "museum" is essentially the house as it would have looked in Cape Town and Strand Street circa 1800 or so, around the time of transition... More 

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