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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. 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.



About Slave Lodge

 Adderley St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

 +27 21 467 7215

Slave Lodge and Nearby Attractions on Map

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