cnr Alexander St & Bird St
S 33 56.217 E 018 51.528
Die Braak is the grassy town square in the heart of Stellenbosch. On the northern edge of the square you will find the Anglican Saint Mary's Church, built in 1852. Along the east side of the square stands the VOC Kruithuis/Powder House. Built in 1777 to store arms and ammunition for Boer commandos, the armory now serves as a small military museum (8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, adult R5, child R2O). The Rhenish Church to the south of Die Braak was built in 1823 by the Missionary Society of Stellenbosch as a missionary school for slaves, and the coloured and black population.