Things To Do in Cape Town CentralVisit the Slave Lodge in Cape Town
Where? Corner Adderley & Wale Streets, Cape Town Central, City Bowl
When? Monday to Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00. Closed on Sundays, Workers Day Friday and Christmas Day.
How? Call +27 (0)21 460-8242
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
The Slave Lodge attempts to confront the legacy of slavery in South Africa and pay homage to the estimated 63,000 African and Asian slaves who were brought to the city between the mid-17th century and the early 19th century.
Erected in 1679 as a windowless brick building to house the slaves of the Dutch East India Company, today the lodge features exhibits focusing on the slave history of South Africa, slave family roots, and the peopling of South Africa. Ask a curator to show you the highlights.