A Short History of one of the oldest houses in South Africa
Het Posthuys (also known as De Post Huys) in Muizenberg is considered by many to be one of the oldest structures built by European settlers in South Africa. For many years the secret of its age and significance remained hidden until the keen eye of an estate agent and the skills of an historian uncovered the remarkable details in the late 1970s. The article below was written
Cape Point 1954.
This image (and many others) are very misleading because this view is NOT the actual point and is a view towards the south-west whereas the proper tip is in a south-easterly direction. It is very difficult to get a photo of the real point as it involves a steep climb first and then a steep descent towards the lighthouse on the the tip. Have a look at the HYBRID map.....there is no sandy beach near the tip.
'The Round Shul' 1952.
The Schoonders Street shul – also called ‘the round shul’, for fairly obvious reasons – at its opening on September 1st, 1952 .(looks like a bitterly cold day) It was in the Gardens on the corner of Schoonder and Vriende streets and demolished in 2001.
Fernwood, Newlands, Cape Town
Amongst the many suburban residences that of Fernwood is one of the most celebrated. It is the property of Mr. C. D. Rudd, the partner of Mr. Rhodes, and, like the latter gentleman has done with Groote Schuur, its owner has spent a considerable mount of money in improving what was of the old Colonial homesteads. A grand view of Table Mountain can be obtained from this locatity.
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Community Chest Carnival 1952.
The second Carnival held at De Waal Park, March 1952. Up to this day the Carnival is still going strong. Photo; Thanks to Gertrude Panzenberger Smith for the use of this image. For more of her images see; www.facebook.com/groups/wpreunite/#!/media/set/?set=a.370...