Slave Lodge

About the venue


Dating back to 1679, the Slave Lodge is the second oldest building in South Africa and served initially as a lodge for the slaves of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and subsequently as the first post office, library and supreme court. The Museum houses collections of ceramics, toys, silver and textiles as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East and the Far East. Displays on Cape history, Khoisan herders, African money and slavery are on view.

There is a beautiful historic courtyard with a well, offering a shaded cocktail venue in good weather. The atmospheric Lecture Hall is well suited to luncheon meetings, cocktail parties and conferences.


49 Adderley Street, Cape Town

Capacity and configuration

Room Theatre Classroom Reception Boardroom Dimensions Height
Lecture Hall 80 50 70 30 17,5m x 8m 4,5m
Courtyard 250   250   30m x 25m  

Booking details


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