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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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Great Decor and History

This museum is a great stop to enjoy the history of how some of the well off colonials lived. Step... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2012
ExplorerXYZ
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2012
Lulu312659
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“long street” (2 reviews)
“century” (3 reviews)
“glimpse” (2 reviews)
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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 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

Thank ExplorerXYZ
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

Thank Lulu312659
Reviewed 10 May 2012

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

Thank EmmaBelgium
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
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.

Thank SOMOHO
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....More

Thank PeterSB_11
Reviewed 29 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.

1  Thank EHPCapeTown
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...More

1  Thank TravelFiend48
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank midway42
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