Historical Clock Tower
Cape Town has a rich and vibrant history with beautiful buildings to showcase its historical value.
Muizenberg and St. James are no exception.
While doing this cache you will experience the richness of two very well-preserved buildings situated on Main Road Muizenberg.
The first is the Muizenberg Station which is my personal favourite with its stunning teak clock tower.
The following information extract from safarinow.com
“The Edwardian-era red brick Muizenberg Station with its arched sandstone entrance sand beautiful teak clock tower is reminiscent of the golden days of Muizenberg. The fine proportions and generosity of space of the interior is typical of the glamourous and elegant style of 1920's architecture. Designed by a pupil of Sir Herbert Baker, the station was opened in 1913, it is one of Cape Town's most well-the starting point of the "Historic Mile" that stretches to St James.”
The second is Het Posthuys Museum, approximately 110m down the road. This is one of the oldest buildings in Muizenberg as well as in South Africa.
If you have some time to spare you might also wonder to the building next door which houses the Police Museum (WP4).
To log your visit, you are required to do three simple tasks.
Task 1: Enter the Muizenberg station at the main entrance, while standing on either of the platforms, take a picture of the two canons with the ocean side.
Task 2: Find the information board at Waypoint 2 and read all about the amazing history of how the station was built. Take a picture of the Clock Tower from here.
Task 3: Down the road from the station’s entrance is Het Posthuys Museum (WP 3). You are required to count the number of dowels in the wheel of one of the canons positioned on the porch.
Send the two pictures and the answer to DieRooiGevaar by Message or email.
"Found It" logs that does not comply with the logging requirements will be deleted.
Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.