Dawood's Building

Simon's Town Historical Society

Dawood's Building

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


A large land grant, which was named ‘Constantia’, was made c1749 and a grand dwelling named "Constantia House" was constructed on the site. A portion owned by Alexander Tennant was transferred to John Osmond and later the whole area was transferred to HP Hablutzel & PJ Hugo; the buildings date back to the 1860s. The property was eventually purchased by Esack Omar Dawood in 1939. Esack came to Simon’s Town in early 1910s from the state 'Maharashtra' in India. The Dawoods ran their general stores here for many years and the properties are still in the family's estate.


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


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