Longkloof in Hout Bay

Longkloof in Hout Bay

I don't know for certain what this building is, but to me it looks like a homestead built many, many years ago. We discovered it almost by chance while driving down Hout Bay Main Road, from the circle next to Constantia Nek Restaurant towards Hout Bay.

The particular road on which it's located is kinda narrow and there's so much to see that, even though it's right on the roadside, it's easy to miss. I didn't want to scratch around too much, and there didn't seem to be any clues as to what the building was, or had been. Please be so kind as to leave a comment if you know something more about the building, other than that it's found in Longkloof, Hout Bay.

3 thoughts on “Longkloof in Hout Bay

  1. elephant's eye

    Say 30 years ago it was a farm shop for one of Cape Town’s first organic farms. And they used to have an amazing range of jams, when South Africa had marmelade or apricot or strawberry jam. I used to love their tomato jam. Saturday drive to Hout Bay, scones at Suikerbossie. What have they got at Longkloof?

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  3. Christina

    The building dates from the late 19th century when it served as the wine cellar for the the farm Moddergat, the manor house of which still stands and was owned by the Boonzaaier family. After the farm was subdivided in 1946 the building was used for a number of years as a farm stall. It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 30 March 1985.

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