Cape Town Museums

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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

Where? Cape Agulhas
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse has stood for over 150 years as a maritime chaperone over the notorious 'Cape of Storms', at the most southern tip of Africa. This official meeting point of the Indian Ocean and ...

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 ...

Josephine Mill

Where? Newlands
Newlands in Cape Town is home to the Josephine Mill which was built in 1940. Its machinery ceased operation in 1963 and it was decided to renovate and reconstruct the mill to get it operating again, which was ...

V&A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tours

Where? V&A Waterfront
The guided historical walks at the V&A Waterfront, offers us the opportunity to see into the lives of seafarers, sailors and adventurers from a bygone era. Relive the frenzy of the shouts of the sailors ...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum

Where? Franschhoek
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and ...

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 ...

South African Maritime Museum

Where? V&A Waterfront
The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the ...

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 ...

Shimansky Diamond Experience

Where? V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is dedicated to showcasing so many of the things that make South Africa a unique, beautiful and intriguing destination. The Shimansky Diamond Experience, located ...

Strandveld Museum

Where? Gansbaai
The Strandveld Museum is situated in Frikkiesbaai, Franskraal 5km south of Gansbaai. The quaint building dates back to the 1860s where it was originally used as a retreat by managers of Dyer Island and ...

Visit the Irma Stern Museum

Where? Rosebank, Cape Town
Irma Stern (1894-1966) was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. The Irma Stern Museum is governed by the University of Cape Town and the Trustees of ...

De Wet's Huis Photo Museum

Where? Hermanus
To be whisked into yesteryear, visitors to the Western Cape are invited to explore the old-world charm of the De Wet's Huis Photo Museum. This museum is situated in the coastal town of Hermanus, just an hour’s ...

View a Crazy Peg Collection

Where? Century City
Mike Burton has an unsual hobby ... collecting pegs. Mike started his collection one day when his wife was given a peg from her grandmother. He has since collected around 180 different types of pegs from ...

Rhodes Cottage Museum

Where? Muizenberg
Located on Main Road in Muizenberg is Rhodes Cottage. Cecil John Rhodes purchased the cottage is 1899 and died there in 1902. After being looked over by various trustees the cottage was taken over by the ...

Visit Iziko Museum at Groot Constantia

Where? Constantia
Groot Constantia is a national monument and is the oldest and first farm to produce wine in the Cape. The estate is the benchmark by which the heritage of the Cape is measured in terms of its history, estate ...

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