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“Koopmans De-Wet”

Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House
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Owner description: This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.
Reviewed 10 June 2012

It is a lovely home depicting a specific time in SA History.

Thank courtneystas
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This museum is a great stop to enjoy the history of how some of the well off colonials lived. Step back in time and imagine the lifestyle on what at the time would have been a frontier city. You really don't need much imagination because everything is right in front of you. The walls and items in the museum tell the story of the family who lived in the house over the years. Their personalities and causes come out in newspaper clippings and writings.

The kitchen looked like it had some incredible meals cooked there. The woodwork is beautiful.

The house has a bathroom facility. There is a guidebook for a fee available and admission is based on donations.

Thank ExplorerXYZ
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

This is a must if you want to experience the history of the people in the 1800 Century in Cape Town. I also found the geographic of the house as it was near the sea very interesting, as the sea is now far away. The furniture is well kept and very impressive.

Thank Lulu312659
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

This is probably the nicest one to visit. After this, it won't get any better.

Thank EmmaBelgium
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

initially gaining access seemed to be a bit of an issue as the building is locked to prevent just anyone walking in. The house is set up exactly as it would have been all those years ago with some informative bits and pieces scattered around. We were the only visitors there and judging by the guest book which we were encouraged to sign we had been the only visitors for a few days, which is a shame. Its not everyones cup of tea, to be honest if the weathers great why would you want to pop in here unless you desperately want to see some wonderfully and intricately made furniture, but if its raining i would give it a thumbs up.
Its just off the main street and the city tours stop is just round the corner.

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