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Walk in Africa / Cape Town City Walks  / The King’s Block House
30 Aug

The King’s Block House

The Kings Block House is a historical site on Devils Peak. Named after King George III of Great Britain, high on the Eastern flank of Table Mountain is the highest of a series of Block Houses built by the British in 1796, as a defensive and lookout position. Kings block house was placed the

re as from that point it was possible to see False Bay on the Eastern side of the Cape Peninsula and from there it was possible to signal via the other blockhouses to Cape Town's Castle warning them of approaching ships entering False Bay. Kings Block House remains intact but in poor condition but it could be restored to its former condition given the necessary funding and effort. What do you think of this? Is it necessary to restore and keep the Block House or is it just a waste of time and money to do so?