Cuyler Manor

The Cuyler Manor Museum just outside Uitenhage is one of my favorite spots in the town.  The manor house was built in 1814 by Colonel Jacob Glen Cuyler who was the Landdrost of Uitenhage from 1806 to 1827.  The Cape Dutch style building has been restored and turned into a museum showing how people lived back in the 1800’s.  The farmyard around the manor house forms part of the museum complex and include a touch farm, old water mill, a Xhosa shepherd’s hut and old ox wagons amongst others.

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  1. Caroline

    Wow looks very spic and span. Interesting story – have heard the name often but never thought much about who he was. Thanks

  2. Cathy Hudspeth

    Love the dichotomy of the 18th century building and the electric lines! Love the paths . . .

  3. bumblebee

    So good to see these wonderful historic houses being looked after so well. They make fascinating museums.