Belmont House

Simon's Town Historical Society

Belmont House

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The residence was named to commemorate the Anglo-Boer battle of Belmont, which took place on 23 November 1899, 88 kilometres south of Kimberly in which British forces sustained heavy losses. Designed in London, built by Barrabell & Squire in 1900-01 as a residence for Superintendent Dockyard TC Agutter who was the first Civil Engineer at the base. In 1957 SA Navy took over the building and Capt Dryden-Dymond became the first South African occupant. During the 1980s it was the residence of the Flag Officer Commanding Naval Command West until the post was abolished after which various senior Naval officers resided there. The ceilings were badly damaged by flooding and the property was vacant for long a time. Extensively renovated in 2008. Belmont House still provides accommodation for senior Naval personnel.


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


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