Places To See

Rust en Vrede Wellington Street

The building of this historic complex dates back to 1840's to 1850's. Rust en Vrede reflects a harmonious blending of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architectural elements. The complex consists of a T-shaped main building with 1920's modern replacement Cape Dutch gable and a corrugated-iron roof. The entrance has wooden grooved columns and double doors with an attractive Georgian sunburst fanlight.

The windows are small pane sashes with solid half shutters and inside folding shutters. Floors, ceiling and grooved beams are of pine. At the back there is a semi-detached extension with two stepped parapets and veranda.The original building was built in 1840 when it served as a gaol and police quarters until 1856. After an appeal to the Governor, from a resident magistrate, a courthouse was built.It was here that the first Village Management Committee meetings were held. In 1901 with the registering of Durbanville as a Municipality, the council meetings were held here regularly, until the completion of the town hall.

Mr Meenley (a clock maker) bought the property in 1926 when a new magistrate's court was built in Bellville It was converted into 4 semi-detached houses, the Meenely family occupying the front section.In 1976 after the demise of Mrs Meneely the Municipality bought the property (1987) from the Meenely estate and renovated it between 1983-1984. It was proclaimed a National Monument on 26 October 1987 by the NMC (National Monuments Committee).

Rust-en-Vrede now houses the Durbanville Cultural Society, The Clay Museum, The Potter's Shop, The Gallery Café and a Tourism Information Office.

The Cape Handyman

Durbanville Western Cape
021 9766778

The Cape Handyman

Kolping Guest House

Cape Town Western Cape
+27 (0) 21 970 2900

Kolping Guest House

Body Stress Release Durbanville (Lizette Eksteen)

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+27 (0) 82 350 1210

Body Stress Release Durbanville (Lizette Eksteen)

Shapeshift Digital

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 (0) 21 975 4384

Shapeshift Digital

Anna Malan Biokineticist

Durbanville Western Cape
072 333 6711

Anna Malan Biokineticist

Core Accounting

Durbanville Western Cape
'+27 (0) 83 713 7133

Core Accounting

The Flyer Company

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 82 093 4300

The Flyer Company

Bliksem Electric Fence

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 (0) 82 886 0882

Bliksem Electric Fence

J W H Services

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 (0) 82 886 0882

J W H Services

Be Sharp Music Tuition

Durbanville Western cape
0788617522

Be Sharp Music Tuition

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