Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society
Baby Steps for the Peppermint Palace
A little bit of encouraging news for Muizenberg!
Residents of Muizenberg have long been affronted by a ruinous building known locally as the Peppermint Palace, in recognition of a vile paint job done on it some years ago. It stands in Main Road, four stories high and derelict, next door to Het Posthuys, and has been a slum for some 20 years. It is home to vagrants from whom nothing is safe. I am pleased to report movement! Two weeks back a geo-technical test was undertaken by means of drilling for core samples to determine what lies beneath the existing building. Solid rock (only sandstone but never mind) was found at 10 – 12 metres, perfect for the foundations of the new planned building which will feature basement parking. Another hurdle has been cleared, the plans have been approved, we move a step closer to the demolition of this eyesore.