Mostert’s Mill was built in 1796 in Cape Town, and it is the only surviving windmill in Cape Town. It is perched on the side of the M3 freeway – just below the University of Cape Town, and is passed by thousands of cars every day. I have driven past it (quite literally) thousands of times myself. But when driving past I just get a glimpse. When running past I get time to pause, take a look and appreciate the wonderful skill that must have gone into the making of the mill. Luckily for me the mill is on one of my favourite running routes when I do some training in the Rondebosch area.
Occasionally they set the sails and the mill can be seen in operation – just like it was over 200 years ago.
More details are at http://www.mostertsmill.co.za/