The Chavonnes Battery are the archaeological ruins of a Dutch East India Company Fort buried for 140 years where you can touch the sand of the original shoreline, a tangible connection to life in Cape Town from 1600 – 1900. Discover the history of Cape Town.
Your guided tour commences with the battle for the High Seas and the treacherous journey to the spice and silks of the East for the soldiers, sailors, slaves, and adventurers and the strategic importance of the “Cape of Storms/Good Hope”. Of rivalry between Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, English, Swedes, and Danes that required massive fire power and huge cannons.
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port