Gauteng Museums

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Visit a Zulu Hut

Where? Groenkloof
On the grounds of the Voortrekker Monument and Nature Reserve stands a tribal replica of a medium sized Zulu Hut. The Zulus are a native South African tribe who traditionally live in beehive shaped dwellings ...

National Library of South Africa

Where? Pretoria
The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) in Pretoria holds a collection of South African published books, rare manuscripts, maps, newspapers, technical reports as well as official foreign and government ...

James Hall Museum of Transport

Where? Johannesburg
Visit the James Hall Museum of Transport. This is the largest and most comprehensive land-transport museum in South Africa, was established by the late Jimmie Hall and the City of Johannesburg in February ...

Wits Art Museum

Where? Braamfontein
A visit to the Wits Art Museum gives you the opportunity to explore and celebrate Africa’s unique heritage and discover a treasure trove of African art. Wits Art Museum was completed in May 2012 and is home ...

Visit Smuts House Museum

Where? Irene
As the original home of General Jan Christian Smuts and his family, this museum is an important part of the South African heritage. Smuts, also known as Oubaas (‘old boss’ in Afrikaans), was a general (on the ...

Mary Gunn Library

Where? Brummeria
Mary Gunn was a clerk in the Department of Agriculture’s Botany Division in 1916. She was assigned the mammoth job of establishing a botanical library in Pretoria. Today, her efforts reflect in this library’s ...

Bensusan Museum of Photography

Where? Newtown
The Bensusan Museum of Photography is home to a collection of rare and valuable precision-made photographic equipment. For example, a very early Daguerre camera - bought by his English rival, WH Fox Talbot, in ...

Tour de Soweto by Bicycle

Where? Soweto
Looking for a different way to explore Soweto? Jump on a bike at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers for a guided tour of the places, people and culture. The tour starts at the hostel and travel through the township, ...

Visit the Sammy Marks Museum

Where? Pretoria
Return to a bygone era with a visit to the Sammy Marks Museum in Pretoria. This lovely Victorian mansion which dates back to 1884 and Victorian garden (tour available) make for a day out with a difference. ...

Visit the Kruger House Museum

Where? Pretoria
The last house in which President Paul Kruger was to live, between 1883 and 1901, before he left South Africa to go into exile in Europe, the Kruger House Museum lies just a few blocks from Church square, ...

Explore Cullinan

Where? Cullinan
Take a trip down Memory lane and explore the historical town of Cullinan in Gauteng. Cullinan is only a 75 minute drive from Johannesburg, but also a lifetime away! Celebrating its 107th anniversary this year, ...

Visit The Mandela House

Where? Soweto
The Mandela House is a museum exhibiting the research, presentation, preservation, legacy aadn of course the heritage of the Mandela family. Learn all about President Mandela’s journey in life, the ...

Visit the Adler Museum of Medicine

Where? Parktown
Learn about early medicine at the Adler Museum of Medicine. Established in 1962 by Dr Cyril and Mrs Esther Adler who together collected a truly remarkable private collection of medical and pharmacological ...

City Sightseeing Joburg & Soweto

Where? Braamfontein
City Sightseeing Joburg and Soweto is a fun and fascinating Red City Tour and Soweto Combo Tour in red double-decker buses along an awe-inspiring circular route through the Johannesburg CBD. This exciting ...

Department of Historical Papers

Where? Johannesburg
The Department of Historical Papers was established in 1966 and is located in the William Cullen Library of the University of the Witwatersrand. Historical Papers is one of the largest and most comprehensive ...

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