Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.

The house was built on Cape Town’s outer limits (thus the name of the street – buitenkant or outer edge) in the transitional area between town and the larger market garden farms of the upper part of the city. After Boers, the property passed to several other private citizens.

In 1878, the house was bought by the Dutch Reformed Church and served as a teachers’ training college; the Cape Town High School occupied the property from 1925–1957; and in the early 1960s it was restored and converted into a gallery space.

A second restoration took place in 1993, and more recently, disabled access facilities were installed.

Opening Hours

Monday

10h00 to 17h00

Tuesday

10h00 to 17h00

Wednesday

10h00 to 17h00

Thursday

10h00 to 17h00

Friday

10h00 to 17h00

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Address

Our Address:

78 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

GPS:

-33.93007125510515, 18.420443995206483

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