Site of Old Toll Gate

Simon's Town Historical Society

Site of Old Toll Gate

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The toll gate was situated at a narrow part of the Main Road where the present Jubilee Street joins it. A wooden fence extended across the road from Admiralty House wall to the Toll House which controlled traffic both to Simon's Town and to Redhill and Wildschutsbrand. Tariffs collected were used to keep the road in repair. The Kalk Bay toll gate was abandoned in 1815 in favour of the Simon's Town toll gate which continued operating until 15 August 1901.
It is said that a certain admiral made an extra gateway in the Admiralty House wall to evade the toll gate. Officers in uniform were exempt when on horseback but not when in a carriage.


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


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