Het Posthuys quite literally means "the posthouse" in Dutch. Dating back to the mid 1700s it's one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. It was built by the Dutch East India Company and has been in continuous use since then. Het Posthuys has served as a lookout post, an ale house, a private residence, and as a watch post to stop illegal trading. The building was restored in the 1890s and was reopened as a museum. Het Posthuys features early photographs of the Muizenberg area and some material on the Battle of Muizenberg. One of the original floor stones still reflects the grooves caused by a grinding stone probably used by the Khoi San. These were hunter-gatherers, earlier inhabitants of the area.


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