Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House

Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House

Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House
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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.
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2 801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
too bad that lighting was poor in many rooms but it's still the best way in the city to see how rich people lived long time ago. Cheap entry.
Written 19 August 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Almost buried amidst modern highrise buildings this late 18th century house still survives at Strand road 35. Named after one of its last inhabitants Marie de Wet who was born in the house in 1834 and died in 1906. It is -as it were- she still proudly shows her wealth and status as a prominent member of the Boer elite in Cape Town. Her collection of ceramics, the exquisite solid looking furniture, the library it is all on show in the house, now a museum.

I missed getting an idea about how the enslaved people, later servants lived in the house. What were their working conditions, where did they sleep, what kind of relationships did they have, what did they do during their free time, if they had any?

Entrance fee 20 Rand
Written 8 November 2021
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Adam F
Cape Town Central, South Africa59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Really great spot, original architecture at its best.
Beautiful staircase and woodwork.
A real time capsule taking you back!
Well worth the visit.
Written 29 September 2018
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is the real deal... ultra thick walls, small windows letting in little natural light, in fact, apart from the laying on of electricity, it remains more or less as it was during the last owners' lifetime (Maria Koopmans Dr wet and her sister).

The dark furniture and dark wall treatments make for a gloomy interior and it doesn't help that the doors and casement windows that open onto the central enclosed courtyard, are boarded up.
Each room has been furnished with artifacts used by the upper class Dutch in the past and an explanatory board at the entrance to each room, provides more information.
It remains true to life though and as such,m well worth a visit!
Written 31 July 2018
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Kirkcaldylad
North Lanarkshire, UK1 565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
The house sits on Strand Street and stands out as it is original. When it was built, it was “on the beach” and now it is on one of the CBD’s busiest streets well back from the sea front and flanked by modernity. The interiors are much as they were when the state bought it about 1913 and much of the glorious furniture is original to the house and even made in the Dutch style of the 17th and 18th centuries on the Cape. Other items have been donated. Enjoy Delft pottery, wonderful glassware and stunning furniture. I have visited many historic houses in UK, in Australia and in Amsterdam: this is as good as any of those.
Written 19 December 2017
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Peter
Glasgow, UK3 156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Don’t miss this atmospheric home.
Not getting nearly enough visitors to these great old Dutch rooms. The antique furniture is amazing, and the story boards tell of a very busy household.
Written 19 December 2017
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Abdallah E
Doha, Qatar83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
The place might not be easy to spot at a first glance, but it's just in the main road by strand street. It's well kept from inside with quite a few things to see to have some kind of background drop on how people lived in the cape hundreds of years ago.
Written 13 December 2017
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Jill M
Perth, Australia1 188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
We wanted to see some of the colonial history and how the early settlers lived. This house is very beautiful and still has the feel of what it must have been like. Pottery, furniture and items if interest. Well worth the visit. Highly recommend
Written 1 November 2017
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MootHouse
Bury St. Edmunds, UK685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Easily missed. 200R entry fee is trivial. Not really old by UK standards, but historic with its connection to the struggles over the war between Britain and the Boers. Shocking to hear about the early concentration camps. Fairly well preserved if a little dark and gloomy inside (to protect the furniture and fabrics). Not to be missed if you like history and seeing some tangible examples of how people lived.
Written 12 September 2017
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Mike_G6308
Cape Town, South Africa473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
A museum gem in the middle of Cape Town Centre,period house which needs a little love and care.Thank you Iziko for the Museum Day Free Entry
Written 18 May 2017
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