4/14: Strand Street Quarry

Though the Strand Street quarry today is a shadow of its former glory, it quite literally is the foundation on which the city of Cape Town was built. It is after all, the place where the slate was extracted to build the Castle of Good Hope.

The castle was the nerve centre of the Dutch East India Company’s expansion in the Cape. It protected its occupants against the cold harsh winters and kept their supplies fresh. It allowed them to expand the area as a key stopover for ships passing the tip of Africa.

Without the castle, the presence of sailors and explorers would have been short-lived. No quarry, no castle. No castle, no Cape Town. And we love Cape Town.

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As winter approaches and you look for a cosy spot to enjoy a comforting drink while still admiring the beauty of Cape Town, pop in to 14 Stories Rooftop Bar and let it be the starting point of your journey. Keep an eye out for their Happy Hour drinks special coming soon too!

This story forms part of our 14 Stories Rooftop Bar  blog series. Click here to read the previous story in this series, and make sure you keep your eye on the Tsogo Sun Blog for the next story!


7 Replies to “4/14: Strand Street Quarry”

  1. #TsogoServesSundayLunch Sunday lunch means roast,beautiful roasted potatoes,loads of veggies,fresh salad and of course a decadent dessert

  2. Sunday lunch or me is all about spending round table moments with family i live for this moments to enjoy while we alive as tommorow is not promised.

  3. Having Sunday Lunch out is a real treat fir me because I don’t have to cook and do the dishes myself.I akways feel like a Queen being served and offered various dishes and I love Tsonga Sun too.❤❤❤❤

  4. All my favourite foods on 1 plate, quality time spent around the table with my loved ones and ofcourse the siesta that almost always follows afterward, are some of the things I love most about Sunday Lunch.

  5. Great food bring people together. Sunday lunch is my special time for sharing laughter and conversation with friends or family.

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