EXPLORE THE TUNNELS UNDER CAPE TOWN

  • From: October 20, 2013     To: September 18, 2014
EXPLORE THE TUNNELS UNDER CAPE TOWN

Tunnel exploration is a new urban activity below the City of Cape Town. Parts of the underground canals and rivers date back to 1652. They used to supply the passing ships with fresh water. Later these rivers flowing through the City became pleasant walkways with bridges going over them and shaded by oaks. Cape Town was once known as the little Amsterdam in a foreign country. As the years passed and the city expanded they were eventually covered up and forgotten.

Matt Weisse will again lead groups of Friends through these tunnels. The journey of exploration begins by descending through a manhole in the Castle grounds then following tunnels under the city streets. Last year this outing attracted great interest and as numbers are limited to 20 per group early booking and payment is essential.

Cost: Members: R200; Non-Members: R250.
Booking and payment in advance is essential on all outings as numbers are limited.
For enquiries or bookings contact: Maxine Davis
Phone: 021 481 3913 Fax: 021 481 3993 E-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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