Historical

Chavonnes Battery Cannons

Posted on Wed August 14, 2019.

Thousands of visitors to the V&A Waterfront have seen the huge Cannons mounted on immense gun-carriages on the Ramparts and at the entrance of the Chavonnes Battery Museum, but hitherto few have known anything about their history.

These seven cannons are part of the largest selection of Muzzle Loading Cannons and inside the Museum are fascinating models and detailed displays and exhibits and Cannons that still fire a shot of black power.

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Soldiers and Sailors...

Posted by Willem on Tue August 9, 2016 in The characters.

The Cape of Good Hope was a welcome sight for those on the journey beyond the end of the known world. It meant a reprieve from rancid water, salty meat and ships biscuits filled with weevils. For the soldiers and sailors of the Honorable Company, the promise of a new beginning.

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CPUT Graduation 2016 - Chavonnes Battery Interns 2014

Posted on Sat April 16, 2016.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the CPUT graduates.

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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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