UITKYK WINE ESTATE WAS DESIGNED IN TYPICAL LATE 18TH CENTURY STYLE. THE BUILDINGS IN THIS PRECINCT SURROUNDING”UITKYK HUIS” ARE ARRANGED IN A TRADITIONAL RELATIONSHIP TO THE MANOR HOUSE.
The restoration of Uitkyk was carefully planned in different phases. An expert on old Cape buildings, the architect Dirk Visser was asked to draw up a master plan for the whole werf. This ensures that all future developments will be stylistically authentic and in keeping with the Manor House, the old wine cellar, the outbuildings, tennis court, slave quarters, swimming pool and even farm walls.
The Manager’s house has been substantially altered from the original small cottage. Some elements such as the windows, front door and some internal doors remain exactly as they were.
The current store, which is the building adjacent to the slave quarters and fronting the tennis court, is in a state of disrepair. The rows of vertical “guns shots” on the north façade indicate that the building was probably built as a form of defense. The roof has been raised and steel windows have been built in. The building presently houses farm materials and implements.
This simple structure together with the adjacent store, form the South Eastern edge of the historical precinct, an area which once served as slave quarters. Slaves had to sleep eat, dine and live in a separate house from the landlord and his family.
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