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Mostert's Mill

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Venue:Mostert's Mill
Rosebank
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Doors Open:Saturdays only
Contact:088 129-7168

Mosterts Mill was built on a farm in the valley of the Liesbeek River at the end of the 18th Century. The farm was 'Welgelegen', the property of Gysbert van Renen, a member of one of the foremost families of the Cape. It is believed that the windmill was built by him in 1796 the year after the 'Battle of Muizenberg' when the British took control of the Cape. Until then, under the rule of the Dutch East India Company, building and operation of mills were strictly controlled and private mills were rare.