The GSB's Breakwater Campus is situated in the heart of Cape Town's most popular tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The campus derives its name from the fact that the site once housed convicts who built the breakwater for the Cape Town harbour in 1861.
The present building dates from 1901. It was built and used as an industrial prison until 1926 when it became a hostel for migrant workers. By the 1990s, the building had been left empty and derelict, In 1991, it was extensively renovated to accommodate the GSB. At that time two new buildings were added to the complex to house the Breakwater Lodge hotel and restaurant facilities.
The campus is centrally located and easily accessed, just 1,5km away from the central business district and 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.
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Just minutes away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and 20km from Cape Town International Airport.READ MORE
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