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Blockhouse

59 Donkin Street, Beaufort West 6970, South Africa
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Worth a stop

Easy to find ... Follow the signs to the golf course and the blockhouse is on your left. Worth a... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Ditjie
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Interesting

Follow the signs for the Golf Club as the Block house is directly opposite. You have to walk... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Jenny W
,
Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
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14 Dec 2016
“Worth a stop”
13 Dec 2016
“Interesting”
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59 Donkin Street, Beaufort West 6970, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Easy to find ... Follow the signs to the golf course and the blockhouse is on your left. Worth a five minute stop

Thank Ditjie
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Follow the signs for the Golf Club as the Block house is directly opposite. You have to walk through a small dry river bed and up the bank. Be careful of all the thorns. Just interesting from a historical point of view.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Although I believe this blockhouse was restored a few years ago - lack of follow-up interest has allowed it to fall to vandalism and is now in poor condition. problem is that it is not very easy to get to and is away from the...More

Thank Barrie T
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Worthwhile just for the quick stop and take a look at how the construction works, read about the buildings when younger in history books but good to see them and how well they were build. Only outer building remains, inner deck is gone.

Thank Thyskas
Reviewed 30 June 2016

There are a number of these blockhouses across the Cape but the generally the public are unaware of the history of these structures. This blockhouse is well preserved. They were build to stand the test of time and enemy. There seemed to be a historical...More

Thank KZNTravel
Reviewed 16 November 2015

It is very interesting to see these old reminders of the past. Whichever side you were on it still needs to be remembered.

Thank david o
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I grew up in tha area between Laingsburg and Neloort. There are a number of these 'block houses' still remaining. When we were kids these were great 'fantasy generators. Even though at the time the old timber inner decks had either been removed for fire...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 7 June 2015

There is not anything there to see and the petrol station and cafe is a little way up the road, so you cannot see it from there either

Thank Olwyn N
Reviewed 5 May 2015

It is situated just outside of Beaufort West right next to the old railway bridge. It is a nice old building of the Boer war. Would be fun if you could actually went into the building.

Thank Hap-a-Holic
Reviewed 7 March 2013

This restored blockhouse was built during the Anglo-Boer war in 1901. It guards the railway bridge on the road south. We had a lot of fun taking pictures of the blockhouse, railway bridge and railway.

2  Thank Lu-Gerda
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