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Western Cape

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BBuilt in 1724, Chavonnes Battery to deter sea-borne aggressors entering Table Bay. Named after the Governor, it was partially demolished in 1860 and buried. In 1999, the Chavonnes Battery was re-discovered, excavated and conserved in a world- class Museum and exhibition venue.

Here you relive the early history of Cape Town through fascinating artifacts, detailed displays, exhibits and information boards. Step below sea level to the sand of the original Cape Town shoreline and explore the Archaeological ruins of this Dutch East India Company fortification that has been buried for 140 years.

Explore a robust schedule of International Photo Exhibitions...



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