Waterfall Road

Simon's Town Historical Society

Waterfall Road

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


Waterfall Road that runs up the side of Yarra-Yarra towards the waterfall is probably the site of what was known as the Ropewalk. A long piece of ground for twisting rope was a rare phenomenon in Simon's Town. Such ropery was highly necessary and in the words of the then Naval Commissioner (1814) "the place most eligible and most least likely to interfere with any individual" was the ravine that runs from Mrs Hurter's garden to the foot of the mountain.


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


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