There is a coastal walk from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay that includes the historical mile. This part of the walk features some wonderful historical buildings including the SA Police Museum, Natale Labia, Het Posthuys, which dates back to 1742 and is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa built by the Dutch East India Company as a toll house, and Rhodes Cottage. This is where Cecil John Rhodes spent his last days. This old building is next to where the SA Police Museum was. by Elizabeth…

There is a coastal walk from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay that includes the historical mile. This part of the walk features some wonderful historical buildings including the SA Police Museum, Natale Labia, Het Posthuys, which dates back to 1742 and is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa built by the Dutch East India Company as a toll house, and Rhodes Cottage. This is where Cecil John Rhodes spent his last days. This old building is next to where the SA Police Museum was. by Elizabeth…

Opening of the Muizenberg Station on 7 June 1913

Opening of the Muizenberg Station on 7 June 1913

Moving south along the road after taking the bend and climbing a small hill we find the palatial home “Rust-en-Vrede”. It was originally designed by Sir Herbert Baker as a residence for Cecil John Rhodes but he died prior to construction. Sir Abe Bailey bought the site from Rhodes’ deceased estate and built the home as Baker had designed it and in strict accordance with Rhodes’ request that Baker practised architectural restraint. The construction of “Rust-en-Vrede” was undertaken by local…

Moving south along the road after taking the bend and climbing a small hill we find the palatial home “Rust-en-Vrede”. It was originally designed by Sir Herbert Baker as a residence for Cecil John Rhodes but he died prior to construction. Sir Abe Bailey bought the site from Rhodes’ deceased estate and built the home as Baker had designed it and in strict accordance with Rhodes’ request that Baker practised architectural restraint. The construction of “Rust-en-Vrede” was undertaken by local…

Casa Labia Café in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, it is the former residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. Today it is a multi-functional cultural centre complete with modern art gallery & Africa Nova boutique with an authentic Italian café open Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 to 16h00 - an ideal venue for brunch, lunch, elegant afternoon tea or a coffee. Tel 021 788 6062 / info@casalabia.co.za / 192 Main Road, Muizenberg. #Muizenberg…

Casa Labia was built in and is century inspired. Situated in Muizenberg, Cape Town

Muizenberg, by Leighanne Gronermeier

Muizenberg, by Leighanne Gronermeier

Muizenberg c1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Muizenberg c1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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