Mostert’s Mill was built on a farm in the valley of the Liesbeek River at the end of the 18th Century.
The farm was ‘Welgelegen’, the property of Gysbert van Reenen, a member of one of the foremost families of the Cape. It is believed that the windmill was built by him in 1796 the year after the ‘Battle of Muizenberg’ when the British took control of the Cape. Until then, under the rule of the Dutch East India Company, building and operation of mills were strictly controlled and private mills were rare.
Mostert’s Mill is open to the public most Saturdays when volunteer millers operate the mill. If you would like to see the Mill in operation or purchase some flour, the “Millers” would be delighted to see you and show you around this delightful example of “Living Heritage”.
This is the perfect way to experience the Cape’s Heritage and History.