Between 1679 and 1811, this windowless building was filled to the brim with slaves – many of them women. The ‘lodge’ was also used as a prison, mental asylum and unofficial brothel. It is said that in those days ‘women in the Cape were few, but slaves were plenty.’ It is now an Iziko Museum and amongst the displays is an exhibition on the story of tshwetshwe – a fabric that is synonymous with traditional black women’s fashion.
Contact info :
c/o Adderley & Wale St Cape Town 8001
Tel : T 021 467 7229 http://www.iziko.org.za
Mon to Sat 10h00 - 17h00