Time travel to Cape Town 300 years ago…
Discover the V&A Waterfront’s rich and varied history on the one-and-a-half hour guided walking tour of the expansive property the size of 180 rugby fields. Your tour, led by an experienced guide from local communities dressed in period costume will include some of the 22 points of historical interest including Cape Town’s first power station. The tour departs daily from the Chavonnes Battery Museum. Bookings can be made at the V&A Info Center or the Chavonnes Battery Museum.
Visitors are invited to don an 18th Century tricorn hat and step below sea-level for fascinating perspectives of the 17th to 19th Century Cape Town.
On the shoreline, it starts at a time of postal stones, shipwrecks and isolation wards, soldiers and slaves, exiles and explorers, locals and settlers, knechts and convicts.
Meander between and over the Archaeology Ruins of the Fort that has been buried for 140 years below sea-level on the sand of the original Cape Town shoreline, you will find pottery and glass and objects displayed in the Magic Carpet that were used by the people who were here, who were they?
Models of the shoreline & battery, with large graphic information panels for you to time-travel to what it looked like during the 17th and 18th Century,
See the Rocket Lifesaving Apparatus used at the “Cape of Storms / Good Hope”
Model Ships and Cannon displays with cannon balls and detailed models about how to fire a cannon and information about other Forts like The Castle of Good Hope.