Rust en Vreugd

About the venue


This historic house and garden, on the edge of the central business district of Cape Town, is home to the William Fehr Collection of pictorial Africana. This collection, comprised of superb water colours, etchings and lithographs, reflects past moments of social and maritime history at the Cape as well as across Southern Africa.

The house was built in 1778 as a residence for the Dutch East India Company's (VOC) Cape fiscal, Willem Cornelis Boers. The rococo fanlight, which forms an integral part of the main entrance, has been ascribed to sculptor Anton Anreith.

The ballroom of the house is an exceptionally charming venue. Complementing this graceful structure is the period-style garden. This fragrant and soothing oasis recalls its original layout of 1786. Nestling in the city centre, this welcoming feature is the perfect spot for your garden parties.


78 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Capacity and configuration

Room Theatre Reception Banquet Boardroom Dimensions Height
Ballroom 25 25 25 25 17m x 5,5m 4,8m
Garden   400 300   996m2 4,5m

Booking details

Rust en Vreugd


Please note the following:

No marquees are allowed at any of the Iziko venues
Conditions apply
Tariffs on request 
Only email applications will be considered