On this guided tour of the Chavonnes Battery visitors are invited to wear an 18th Century tricorn hat and step below sea-level for a fascinating and informative perspective of the 17th and 18th Century Cape Town.
Graphic information boards in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa tells the story, displays show the results of the excavation work, including a well. Detailed models depict the battery in 1726, and a bird’s-eye view of Cape Town and Table Bay about 70 years later. One of the most popular sections is the gunnery display, a mixture of genuine artefacts, careful replicas and some of the best models to be found anywhere in South Africa. We have the largest selection of Muzzle-Loaded Cannon in SA and one of the few sites where they are fired off.
We look forward to providing you with a very informative and interesting 40 minutes guided tour.