Remembering Slavery

The Iziko Slave Lodge has a number of galleries that explore the history of slavery at the Cape. Built in 1679, the original building was used to confine men, women and children transported – mainly by the VOC (DutchmEast India Company) – as slaves to the Cape during the 17th and 18th centuries. These unwilling immigrants have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history, heritage and culture.