Northern Cape Museums

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Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
Calvinia has a really big post box. Set on the right as you enter the town it stands six feet high and was originally a water tower. Officially 'opened' in 1994, the Post Box is Calvinia's most photographed ...

Victoria Trading Post

Where? Victoria West
Experience Karoo nostalgia and take home a reminder from The Victoria Trading Post. Browse through a collection of old enamel kitchenware, old bottles and porcelain, all of which is on sale. Homemade pies, ...

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 ...

Calvinia Museum

Where? Calvinia
Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a ...

Duggan-Cronin Gallery

Where? Kimberley
The Duggan-Cronin Gallery is one of Kimberley’s little treasures, and showcases some of the country’s best photographic pieces. Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province in South Africa, and has a ...

William Humphreys Art Gallery

Where? Kimberley
The William Humphreys Art Gallery opened in 1952 was named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys and is located in Kimberley’s Civic Centre. It is consider one of South Africa’s finest art ...

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Where? Richmond
Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such ...

Carnarvon Museum

Where? Carnarvon
The museum in Carnarvon was built as a community spot for the Dutch reformed Church in 1907 but was given to the municipality and converted into a museum. Situated in the town of Carnarvon near Loxton, ...

Sutherland NG Kerk

Where? Sutherland
The NG Church on the main road of Sutherland is an absolute must see. Designed by architect Charles Freeman, the church was occupied by British soldiers during the Anglo Boer War before it could be ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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