Fish Hoek Valley Museum

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Our Collection

Visit the Fish Hoek Valley Museum to see our collection of artifacts, photographs, books and information

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The Fish Hoek Valley One Case Study is an ongoing project charting the history and genealogy of the area, with source documents

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Check here for any upcoming historical walks, events or happenings

Fish Hoek Valley One Place Study

The One Place Study is managed by the Fish Hoek Valley Museum and aims to share some of the exhibits, memorabilia and information gathered by the Museum with the wider Fish Hoek Valley diaspora and beyond.

Books for Sale

FishHoek Looking Back by Joy Cobern
Fish Hoek Looking Back


by Joy Cobern
First published 2003, Second printing 2017
"This book is not meant to be a full history of Fish Hoek but is intended for those living here or visiting who wish to know a little more about Fish Hoek."

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South of Ithaca - More from Neoklis' Fish Hoek

by Neoklis Pneumaticatos & Sue Maude

An entertaining anecdotal story about the life of Neoklis, born in Fish Hoek in 1930. After school he joined the family business, the popular Fish Hoek Cafe in Beach Road.

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Before we Forget - The Story of Fish Hoek


by Cedryl Greenland

Fish Hoek stories from the long-time editor of the Fish Hoek Echo

FishHoek Looking Back by Joy Cobern
A Century in Shreds


by Cedryl Greenland

General reminiscences of a bygone era by the longtime editor of the Fish Hoek Echo.

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The Families & Farms of the South Peninsula & Cape Point

by Michael Walker for The Kalk Bay Historical Association.

The history and families of the better known farms agter de Steenbergen, from what has previously been a fragmented account through various journals and bulletins.

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A Traditional Way of Life - The Story of Kalk Bay Fishermen

by George Stibbs & Jain Moss

A history of the Kalk Bay fishermen and their longlasting relationship with the ocean spanning generations.

FishHoek Looking Back by Joy Cobern
The old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911)

by Michael Walker

The history of some of Cape Town's prominent and less prominent hotels at the closing of the era of Art Noveau architecture.

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Fish Hoek Fossickings


by Dr John Clifford

A compilation of the Fish Hoek Valley Museum Archives - ring bound. Published March 2011.

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Fish Hoek Valley Museum boundary map

Our Mission

To collect and collate information concerning the history of the Fish Hoek Valley and surrounding areas;

To collect, collate and preserve documents, plans, maps, photographs, books, newspapers, and other records concerning the history of the Fish Hoek Valley and surrounding areas; and

To collect, collate and exhibit objects of any kind and in any way connected with the Fish Hoek Valley and surrounding areas.

 Fish Hoek Valley and surrounding areas means the area within the boundary from Glencairn Quarry northwards to Trappieskop, Kalk Bay to Chapman’s Peak so as to include Clovelley and Noordhoek, then southwards along the Atlantic Coast past Kommetjie, Scarborough to the northwest corner of the Cape Point Nature Reserve, then eastwards along the Reserve’s northern boundary to the intersection of Red Hill Drive and Main Road at Perdekloof, then northwards along the western boundary of Simonstown to its northwest corner so as to exclude Simonstown, Glencairn and Da Gama Park, then eastwards along the Brakkloof/Elsies Peak Ridge to Glencairn Quarry. 

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We rely totally on donations from visitors and friends to keep the doors open and cover the running costs of the Fish Hoek Valley Museum.

Account Number: 63095323225
Universal Branch Code: 250 655
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

We need You to Volunteer!

The Fish Hoek Valley Museum is staffed wholly by unpaid volunteers, and we welcome any suitable individuals interested in joining our team.

Are you able to work 3 hours, one morning per week? Do you love history?

Help us to keep the doors open & to advance and preserve the artefacts & heritage of Fish Hoek Valley. 

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