Mostert’s Mill

+27 (0)82 771 6480
Rhodes Ave, Mowbray, Cape Town

Welcome to Mostert's Mill

Mostert’s Mill was the last remaining windmill still working in Africa and more than 200 years old.

Tragically it was badly damaged by a fire on the 18th April 2021. A vegetation fire started on the lower slopes of Devils Peak and quickly spread. A spark blew over the M3 and caught the mill’s thatch roof alight. All the wooden machinery was destroyed in the fire. What remains is the masonry tower, the sails, the millstones, the original ironmongery (which was salvaged from the ashes) and the knowledge of the Friends of Mosterts Mill gained over 25 years of operating and maintaining the mill. We are determined to restore the mill back to its original state before the fire and are currently working towards that end.

Current Restoration

Help us fund the restoration of the mill. Find out how we are progressing.


Read our posts, including ones about the repairs we made before the fire.

Brief History

Read more about the history of windmills in the Cape.


Become a Friend of Mostert's Mill


A detailed look at the specifications of Mostert's Mill

For the Children

A fun activity to do with your children. And then bring them for a visit


Come down to the mill for some flour to try one of our tried and tested recipes.


Read more about the history and development of windmills


An album of photos and detailed 3D renderings