Cape Town Returns Salute of HMS Iron Duke


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HMS Iron Duke arrived in Cape Town today 20-08-2014.¬†On board her is the Webb-Ellis Trophy of World Cup Rugby. I have, on many occasions, been to Signal Hill, Lions Battery to witness the firing of the noon gun. But this … Continue reading

Signal Guns, Fine Wines & Food


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Ke-Monate is Sotho for ‘That’s nice’ or ‘Dis Lekker’. It is also the name of a Winebar & Bistro on the Hooggelegen Hill near Durbanville. Hooggelegen is a family farm and has been so for 5 generations. The owner of … Continue reading

Muskets & Cannon Fire in Cape Town Waterfront


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The Chavonnes Battery Museum last night hosted a wonderful evening of history. Author and historian Willem Steenkamp provided insights into life in the Cape of Good Hope during the reign of the VOC – acronym for Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch … Continue reading

The Battle of Blaauwberg


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On Saturday 5th January, the Cannon Association of South Africa ( hosted the commemoration of the Battle of Blaauwberg. The display was awesome. The cannons were beautifully turned out and the littlest model (not much bigger than a cigarette lighter) … Continue reading

SA Navy Museum salutes Heritage Day


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I was invited by the SA Navy Museum to attend the firing of the historical 9 inch Muzzle Loading Cannon at Middle North Battery in Simon’s Town at 12 noon on Heritage Day. Unknown to me, but planned as part … Continue reading