Cape Town Museums

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Jetty 1 Museum

Where? V&A Waterfront
Used today as the departure point for visitors leaving for Robben Island, Jetty 1 also has a little museum that used to be a prison. The nondescript white brick building is easily missed by the thousands who ...

Visit the C.J. Langenhoven Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
'Kuier' (Afrikaans for visit) at Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven's private residence and gardens in Oudtshoorn which has become the museum for his life and a tribute to the roots of one of South Africa's official ...

Rupert Museum

Where? Stellenbosch
The Rupert Museum showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. Located in the historical town of Stellenbosch, the art museum is set amongst picturesque vineyards and oak trees on ...

Koopmans-de Wet House

Where? Cape Town Central
Dating from the early eighteenth century, this museum is furnished as a lived-in house of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It has a superb collection of Cape furniture, Chinese and Japanese ...

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Where? V&A Waterfront
What was once the tightly-packed grain silos that stored massive quantities of maize has been transformed into an architectural and artistic wonder in the form of The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa ...

CP Nel Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
The CP Nel Museum, famed for being one of the best small town museums in South Africa, is housed in the former Oudtshoorn Boys™ High School. This sandstone building with its prominent clock-tower was designed ...

Chavonnes Battery Museum

Where? Waterfront
Visit the Chavonnes Battery Museum and step back into Cape Town of 300 years ago. When completed in 1726, there was no Waterfront, no Clock Tower and no Alfred Basin. Watchdog at Cape Town’s front door for ...

Laingsburg Flood Museum

Where? Laingsburg
On 25 January 1981, the Karoo changed forever. The little town of Laingsburg was hit by what continues to be one of the most dramatic natural disasters ever to have happened in South Africa, the Laingsburg ...

Air Force Museum

Where? Melkbosstrand
The South African Air Force Museum is a must see. Let your imagination run wild and experience what it may have been like to fly with the aviators of the past in an impressive range of planes and helicopters ...

Worcester Museum

Where? Worcester
The Worcester Museum is one of cultural history with a strong agricultural focus. The Breede River area has a rich history and this is reflected in the museum collections of Cape colonial history of wagons, ...

Lwandle Township Walking Tour

Where? Lwandle
Join our township walk. Starting from the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, the guided walk includes meeting the residents, visiting the Hector Peterson Library, Hostel 33, the Betheli Creche, the Town Square, ...

Just Nuisance

Where? Simons Town
Just Nuisance was a likable resident in Simons Town and a statue of him stands in Jubilee square in his memory. After birth he was sold to a man who ran the United Services Institute in Simons Town. Most of ...

Joubert House

Where? Montagu
Joubert House in the Western Cape region of Montagu was built in 1853. As such, it is the oldest known dwelling in the area. Today, it is a house museum, revealing what life was like generations ago, and ...

Calitzdorp Museum

Where? Calitzdorp
Along the world-renowned route called the R62, deep in the heart of the Klein Karoo, there lies a world of history, heritage, culture, and fine wines and ports. Calitzdorp is a small South African town, but is ...

Stellenbosch Village Museum

Where? Stellenbosch
The history of Stellenbosch is portrayed in a novel way at the Stellenbosch Village Museum. Instead of rooms full of photos and remnants of yesteryear, this museum has chosen to represent the architectural ...

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