Rust en Vreugd

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Rust en Vreugd as seen from 78 Buitenkant Street
Rust en Vreugd

Rust en Vreugd (meaning Rest and Joy), is a historic house and garden, located on the edge of the central business district of Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the few remaining 18th-century buildings in the city. The Rust en Vreudg is home to the William Fehr Collection of pictorial Africana. It is a part of the Iziko Museums.[1]


The Rust en Vreudg house was built as residence for Williem Cornelis Boers in 1778 who was of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). A rococo fanlight at the entrance of the house has been ascribed to sculptor Anton Anreith.

External Links[edit]

Official Website


  1. ^ "Rust en Vreugd". Iziko Museusm. Retrieved 6 October 2014.