Dating back to 1808, this is the oldest pub in Cape Town. Travellers disembarking from ships at Cape Town stayed at the Perseverance Tavern. It was affectionately known as Persies, on what was then the Slave’s Walk, as far back as 1808. The pub or tavern as it was known then, for Cape Town was a tavern town, received its liquor licence in 1836 two years after the “official” emancipation of slaves.

“I want to tell stories

testy cross-eyed stories

pillaging frantic stories

stories spilling out over enslaved lips

brandied with the wrath of self-loathing…”

GPS coordinates: 33.9305° S, 18.4210° E