Old Guard & Customs House

Simon's Town Historical Society

Old Guard & Customs House

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


This building was erected circa 1814 and has been used for many things including a Customs House and Guard House. In 1890 it was used for making soda water for the Royal Navy. It was also used as a Barber Shop by both the Royal and South African Navies. It was also used as a command post for the Shore Patrol of both Navies but this practice was discontinued some time ago. In 1899 Edgar Wallace worked out of this building as a medical orderly and where he met his future wife who was the daughter of the local Methodist minister. The building is currently unoccupied.


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


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