own an iconic piece of Cape Town Art Deco History


Mutual Heights is an iconic Art Deco building located in the heart of Cape Town. The Old Mutual Building was opened in 1940 to international acclaim as one the best examples of Art Deco architecture outside of USA as well for the fact that the project was undertaken on a “without budget” basis. Only the finest craftsmen and materials were used.

Its design has some excellent external features as well, such as the strikingly long windows, ziggurat structure and the longest carved stone friezes in the world.


Set in the heart of Cape Town’s central city rejuvenation precinct. Immersed in the downtown street life and the hustle and bustle of markets, people living and working in Mutual Heights can enjoy an authentic urban lifestyle. Parliament, Company Gardens, Green Market Square, adjoining parkades, boutique hotels, fantastic restaurants & City Hall are just a few steps away from the building.


Situated on the Upper Ground Floor of Mutual Heights, The Banking Hall has hosted some of the most prestigious events for Blue Chip Corporates, Netflix feature films, DSTV commercials, Parliamentarian functions, weddings, charity events and many more.


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The location is within walking distance of Company’s – Gardens, Green
Market Square and three, multi – storey car parks namely Mandela Rhodes Place Car Park, Grand Central and The Adderley.

The property is within close proximity to Wale Street, which is a major arterial route within the central city precinct, which links to the Eastern Boulevard.

The property is considered to be easily accessible from both of the N1 and N2 freeways.


The Banking Hall is accessed via the Main Hall off Darling Street. The building comprises a triple volume – banking hall fitted with eight marble
columns in red marble extended vertically on either side through three floors and rest upon parquet flooring.

Between the columns, the coats of arms are presented for each of the old provinces and countries within Southern Africa in which South African

Mutual Life Assurance Society had a presence. The walls are dressed with a combination of black and red marble and painted brick.

The Banking Hall and remainder of the building offer characteristic stainless steel trim and light fittings.

See more history on the Old Mutual Building here.

Title Deed Number


Title Deed Description​

Unit 8 SS ‘Mutual Heights’ (326/2005), Erf 4773 Cape Town

Registered Unit Size​


Municipal Information​

Municipality City of Cape Town


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