Old Fish Market

Simon's Town Historical Society

Old Fish Market

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


On 02/07/1886 ST Council met and a sub committee earmarked a site for the new fish market. On 4th July 1925 the new fish market was opened However, the fishing folk slowly disappeared from Simon’s Town and redoubtable characters could no longer ply their trade. One of the most remembered fishmongers of the time was the outspoken but friendly Mrs Holland who sold fish from the market for many years. She was followed by a Mrs Vandre who sadly had great difficulty in getting fresh fish and had to close down. The building remained empty for a year until it was refurbished and opened as 'Salty Sea Dog'.


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