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Table Mountain, Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Noon Gun, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Lions Head, Koopmans-de Wet House, Two Oceans Aquarium, Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Two Oceans Marathon, Langa Township, Holocaust Centre, Newlands Brewery, Rhodes Memorial, The Company's Garden, Greenmarket Square, South African Museum and Planetarium, South African National Gallery , Orange Kloof, Blue Train, Newlands Stadium, Signal Hill, Long Street Baths, St George's Cathedral, Whisky Live Festival
The Chavonnes Battery on the Cape Town harbour front was built by the Dutch East India Company between 1715 and 1726 and designed to protect Table Bay from direct attack. Aside from being a fortification, it also served as a gaol, soldier’s barracks and smallpox isolation hospital over the years. In 1860, a breakwater and the Alfred Basin was added to the V & A harbour and much of the original battery was either destroyed or concealed under rubble. The battery lay buried until 1999 when a company, seeking to build its head office on the land, had the area professionally excavated and approximately one third of the original Chavonnes Battery was uncovered. Architects planned the head office building over part of the excavation and in 2012 the Chavonnes Battery Museum was officially opened to the public. Visitors are transported via boardwalks through the ruins to gain an interesting insight into the old building techniques and to... Show more