Mostert’s Mill

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

Current Restoration

You can contribute towards the restoration project by joining as a member of FoMM and consider adding a further donation, no matter how small. Every bit will help. Provide proof of payment to our treasurer Clive Thorpe ( together with your email address so that you can be kept abreast of future developments at the mill.

FoMM is a registered non profit organisation (no.120-838)

Donate via the Mostert’s Mill Restoration Fund bank account

Account name: Friends of Mosterts Mill
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch code: 051 001
Account Number: 077 441 672

Use your email address as the reference if you would like to be kept updated with occasional emails about the progress of the restoration.


Restoration Process

A detailed account of restoration process can be read the ‘Mostert’s Mill after the Fire’ blog by Andy Selfe

See our Video section for more restoration updates

Restoration Update 16

2024 Restoration Update 16 Spoiler Alert!!  Mostert’s Mill has been completely restored and is operating fully and smoothly!  So this will be your last Update. 

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Restoration Update 15

2024 Restoration Update 15 In the last update, Kimon Mamacos had installed the beams for the floors.  His next job was to machine the 50mm

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Restoration Update 14

2023 Restoration Update 14 At our last Update #13 we described how the sails were being fitted to the Mill, and once this was completed

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Restoration Update 13

2023 Restoration Update 13 Windshaft In the last update (#12) we told you that the windshaft is complete and ready to be inserted through the

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Restoration Update 12

2023 Restoration Update 12 Masonry and Thatching The thatched cap has been completed, and after work stopped for a while during the festive season, the

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Restoration Update 11

2022 Restoration Update 11 Masonry and Thatching The masonry repairs are complete, apart from one or two square metres of internal plastering that can be

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Restoration Update 10

2022 Restoration Update 10 Masonry We have good progress to tell you about this month. The plaster repairs to the masonry structure have been completed,

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Restoration Update 9

2022 Restoration Update 9 On 9 March 2022 we received the welcome news from the Department of Public Works in Pretoria that we could go

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Restoration Update 8

2022 Restoration Update 8 There is still no news from the Department of Public Works in Pretoria, and the workshops fabricating our new wooden machinery

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Restoration Update 7

2022 Restoration Update 7 – We continue to wait for the Department of Public Works in Pretoria to sign off their approval to go ahead

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Restoration Update 6

2022 Restoration Update 6 – Plenty of progress to report We are still waiting for the Department of Public Works in Pretoria to sign off

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Restoration Update 5

2021 Restoration Update 5 – Good progress to report Heritage Western Cape (HWC), whose permission is required for us to carry out the Mostert’s Mill

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Restoration Update 4

2021 Restoration Update 4 – What has happened in the past month? Last month we told you about a Eucalyptus tree in Stellenbosch that had

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Restoration Update 3

2021 Restoration Update 3 – What has happened in the past month? We mentioned in the last update that detailed plans, budgets and time frames

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Restoration Update 2

2021 Restoration Update 2 – What’s happening at present? Initial fundraising from supportive members and past members of the Friends of Mostert’s Mill, and from

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Restoration Update 1

2021 Restoration Update 1 – Thank you to all who have shown an interest in Mostert’s Mill, and especially to those who have donated towards

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