Chavonnes Battery Blog - Page 5

Circle of Saints - Macassar

Posted on Wed September 16, 2015.

Willem Steenkamp shares an insight into the history of Islam at the Cape and the significance of Macassar

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The ghost that lingers

Posted on Sun August 9, 2015.

Willem tells us about the Round House located in Kloof Neck and some of it's colorful characters.

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Kyk-in-die-Pot aka Fort Wynyard

Posted on Mon July 27, 2015.

Kyk-in-die-Pot became Fort Wynyard in 1862 when diplomatic relations between the United States and Great Britain were dangerously strained and the Cape's coastal fortifications needs to be strengthened. Home to the Cape Garrison Artillery and the famous "disappearing gun".

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Fools Gold by Willem Steenkamp

Posted on Sat July 25, 2015.

All about the Lions Head Gold Mining Company (Cape Town) 1887 and other foolish pursuits for the land of Monomotapa. Visit the Chavonnes Battery, Clock Tower, V&A for fascinating insights into the history of Cape Town.

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