Northern Cape Museums

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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 ...

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 ...

Visit the Prieska Museum

Where? Prieska
The Prieska Museum stands on the main street protecting the history of the town and skilfully displaying the wonders of it's memory lane. Situated on the South banks of the Orange River, the town of Prieska is ...

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 ...

Pioneers of Aviation Museum

Where? Kimberley
The Pioneers of Aviation museum lies on the site of the first flying school in South Africa, just 4 km off the N8 outside Kimberley - the city now regarded as the ‘cradle of aviation’. Back in 1913 they ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

Kimberley's Vintage Trams

Where? Kimberley
The Vintage Tram of Kimberley promises visitors an experience that will shuttle them straight back to the 19th century, when this previously untouched part of South Africa was transformed into a hub of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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