<div class="ExternalClassD054B6C98E134A4A9AF3B7809D32186F"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Chavonnes Battery: Watchdog of Table Bay...</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This early Cape Town Historical Visitor Attraction showcases a unique Cultural Tourism journey commencing from the original shoreline which has been buried for 140 years where the ruins of the Chavonnes Battery rest. Built in 1724, the first in a range of VOC coastal defences to deter sea-borne aggressors and named after the Governor, its stable firing platform with 16 large cannons enabled gunners to bring accurate fire to bear on hostile ships from its perch as watchdog of the bay.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Buried treasure...</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chavonnes Battery was partially demolished and buried in 1860, its stone reused for the Alfred Basin adjacent to the Clock Tower, its new sentinel in SA's oldest working harbour. In 1999, the Chavonnes Battery was re-discovered, excavated and conserved in architectural ingenuity.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Time travel to Cape Town 300 years ago... </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visitors are invited to don an 18th Century tricorn hat and step below sea-level for fascinating perspectives of the 17<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> Century Cape Town. On the shoreline, it starts at a time of postal stones, shipwrecks and isolation wards, soldiers and slaves, exiles and explorers, locals and settlers, knechts and convicts. Displays show the result of the excavation work, including a magic carpet and a (wishing) well. Detailed models depict the battery in its heyday, a bird's-eye view of Cape Town and Table Bay and detailed displays about cannonry. Explore the largest selection of muzzle loaded cannons in the country. Witness the loading and firing of a cannon, fire off a shot, enjoy marching drills and flag raising routines. Where memories are made and pictures shared.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Meander through the history on a guided walking tour... </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our guides dressed in period costume share stories of the people and events that led to the birth of Cape Town in the museum and The V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour includes points of interest and fascinating historical relics of the early days, such as the rocket lifesaving apparatus, the first power station, the last boom defence vessel and the rat catcher's cottage and those added later as the harbour developed, such as the torture Treadmill, still to be seen, if you let us show you.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Host your special event in this unique setting... </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">With split levels and outdoor flow, Table Mountain and the V&A your backdrop, this exclusive location has hosted the prestigious Da Vinci The Genius travelling exhibition, cocktail parties, themed events, book and product launches, corporate and government workshops and seminars. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Committed to Responsible Tourism, join us for a memorable experience on your own or in a group.<br><br></em>Open: 9am-4pm Daily<br>Entrance: R35 Adults R25 Seniors<br>Guided Tours available daily: Booking Essential</p></div>info@chavonnesmuseum.co.zahttps://www.facebook.com/ChavonnesBatteryMuseum+27 86 591 7594Experience the birth of Cape Town...Nedbank Building (Opposite Nelson Mandela gateway to Robben Island)<img alt="Chavonnes Battery " src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Operator%20Image%20List/Chavonnes%20Battery/Chavonnes_Battery_A.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Chavonnes Battery MuseumGP0|#b80d72b8-3a81-46be-82de-ffca1bd7467b;L0|#0b80d72b8-3a81-46be-82de-ffca1bd7467b|Clock Tower Garage;GTSet|#51d63fdd-f3a2-4afe-ac01-04a55334abb3<img alt="Chavonnes Battery" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Operator%20Image%20List/Chavonnes%20Battery/Chavonnes_Battery_Promo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><img alt="Chavonnes Battery" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Operator%20Image%20List/Chavonnes%20Battery/Chavonnes_Battery_B.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><img alt="Chavonnes Battery" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Operator%20Image%20List/Chavonnes%20Battery/Chavonnes_Battery_C.jpg" width="132" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />+27 21 416 6230GP0|#c81b7704-339c-4139-8443-96677efcf07e;L0|#0c81b7704-339c-4139-8443-96677efcf07e|historical-operators;GTSet|#f47c9dfe-017c-41f5-b7b5-842359fa94b6www.chavonnesBATTERY.co.za2013-10-15T22:00:00Z2013-10-15T22:00:00Z




<img alt="" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/PublishingImages/Lists/Activity%20List/TempView/Self%20Guided%20Listing.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.waterfront.co.za/activities/Historical/self-guided-tour-of-chavonnes-battery-museumChavonnes Battery Museum​​​Visitors are invited to don an 18th Century tricorn hat and step below sea-level for fascinating perspectives of the 17th to 19th Century Cape Town. +27 21 416 623040 - 60 minutes
<img alt="" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/PublishingImages/Lists/Activity%20List/TempView/Guided%20Tour%20Listing.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.waterfront.co.za/activities/Land/chavonnes-battery-museum-tourChavonnes Battery Museum Guided Tour​​​​​Discover the history of Cape Town's oldest major fortification, except for the Castle of Good Hope.+27 21 416 623040 - 60 min