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...e Cape. On this tour you will visit the Slave Lodge which explains the impact the slave trade had on Cape Town. Then, yo...
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...arliament buildings, City Hall, and the Slave Lodge, where you'll get a taste of history in their distinctive colonial a...
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The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest colonial buildings in Cape Town, built in 1679 for housing slaves of the Dutch East India Company.
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest colonial buildings in Cape Town, built in 1679 for housing slaves of the Dutch East India Company. It accomodated approximately 9000 slaves and convicts till 1810, after which it was converted into government offices, variously housing the Governor's Advisory Council, the upper house of the first parliament, the Cape Supreme Court, the first library, the first post office, Deeds Office, and the Women's Auxiliary Services of the South African Defence Force. The Lodge today houses a museum tracing the history of slavery in Africa, and an exhibition of miscellaneous ceramics and silverware.
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