Albertyn's Stables

Simon's Town Historical Society

Albertyn's Stables

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The rear section of this building was constructed between May 1845 and May 1848; it was used as a store and smithy. It believed that Bryant added the front (seaward) section in 1848 and from then on it was used mainly as a store house. Casparus Albertytn bought the property in 1919 and ran a cartage and haulage business from it. At one time it housed 75 dray horses. Bought by Simon's Town Municipality in 1930, it served as the False Bay Yacht Club club house. Reverted to a store house and in 1994 used as an electoral station for new SA elections. 1997-1998 used as Simon's Town Post Office until the new building was completed. In 1998 Local art enthusiasts opened the Stables as an art gallery and until recently the rear section was used as a foundry for artists.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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