Tokai Manor House revisited

Over a year ago I wrote about the ghost of Tokai Manor House. It’s one of the most read posts in this blog. Clearly, ghosts are popular. Two months ago I drove past the house again and was appalled to see the state it is in. I’ve asked SanParks what’s going on but they haven’t replied. It’s supposed to be their Cape Town headquarters.

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The gate posts are damaged.
SanParks don’t seem to be using it as they have other offices just a short distance away.
That central grassed area is overgrown and full of weeds.

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The roof is a mess.
See that little round plaque next to the front door? That’s a national monument sign which means it’s supposed to be kept in an excellent state.

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

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I am not a photographer and do not claim to have any particular skills whatsoever in that department. I have enormous respect for those who can see the potential in a scene and can create a great photo. Good photography is an art, in my opinion.

I am just a happy snapper, I have no special lenses or accessories, my camera is very simple and it's usually best to leave the setting on auto.

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