Northern Cape Museums

The Northern Cape boasts a colourful history and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display. Show on Map

Destinations in Northern Cape


Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum

Where? Kimberley
One of Kimberley’s major attractions, the Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum, was once a flat-topped hill and is now an awesome hole - the largest hand-dug excavation in the world - dug by picks, shovels and ...

Visit The Rugby Addict

Where? Hanover
If you too are a rugby fanatic, you should visit Barry Naude’s extravagant collection. Since the age of 10 he has been collecting books, jerseys, photos, blazers, badges, signed balls, flags and so much more. ...

Kalahari-Oranje Museum

Where? Upington
The Museum is housed in the buildings erected by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station. Domestic items dating from that era and articles relating to the history of Upington and the ...

Transport Museum

Where? Kimberley
Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape, is a bustling urban centre with a deep history and heritage; particularly in terms of the South African mining industry. In order to facilitate the gold mining ...

Magersfontein Battlefield Museum

Where? Kimberley
Due to the abundance of riches discovered in and around modern-day Kimberley in the 19th century, this part of South Africa was subject to a number of fierce battles. These took place between the Boers, the ...

McGregor Museum

Where? Kimberley
The McGregor Museum was officially founded on the 24th September 1907 when the title deeds were handed over to the Management Committee. Prior to this there had been several calls for the establishment of a ...

Sutherland Musuems, Memorials and Monuments

Where? Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. ...

Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum

Where? Kimberley
Across town from the McGregor Museum - housed in the beautiful Sanatorium in which Cecil Rhodes had rooms in Kimberley - is the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, built as a memorial by the wife of the ...

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Where? Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your approach to the town you will notice the flat ...

Rudd House

Where? Kimberley
This low-eved typical example of a residence of the late 19th century in Kimberley looks every bit the part of its haunted reputation. Regarded as one of the most paranormally active houses in the country ...

Freddie Tait Golf Museum

Where? Kimberley
The Kimberley Golf Club was founded in 1890, testifying not only to the appeal of this age-old game, but also to the history and heritage of this part of South Africa and the Northern Cape Province. It is here ...

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

Where? Colesberg
The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about ...

Sol Plaatje Museum

Where? Kimberley
Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape Province, is the proud home of the Sol Plaatje Museum and Library. This was once the residential address of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, who was the first ...

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