Cape Town Museums

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Christian Barnard Museum

Where? Beaufort West
Visit The Christian Barnard Museum in Beaufort West. Christiaan Neethling Barnard (November 8, 1922 - September 2, 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful ...

Elgin Apple Museum

Where? Grabouw
One of only two apple museums in the world, the Elgin Apple Museum depicts the history of the apple and fruit industry in South Africa. Situated on the banks of the Palmiet River, the museum is housed in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Visit the Wijnland Auto Museum

Where? Joostenberg Vlakte
Wijnland Auto Museum displays South Africa’s largest collection of classic and vintage automobiles. The Museum is also ideally positioned at the ‘gateway’ to the Cape Winelands and is a 'must do' if you ...

Genadendal Mission Museum

Where? Genadendal
Just outside of Greyton in Genadendal you can find the historical Genadendal Mission Museum. Here you can catch a glimpse of some of the oldest and first musical instruments, books, tools and household ...

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 ...

Dutch Reformed Church

Where? Hopefield
Visit the impressive Dutch Reformed Church in Hopefield, built in 1879, and home to the 100+ year old Foster & Andrews Organ that is still used during every service today. Only ten of these organs were ...

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 ...

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 ...

Caledon Museum

Where? Caledon
The Caledon Museum is split into two buildings depicting very different parts of local history. The Victorian House houses an abundance of artifacts that reflect the true spirit and legacy of the ...

Warrior Toy Museum

Where? Simons Town
The Warrior Toy Museum has been operating for a number of years and when visiting you’ll see a permanent display of model cars, dolls, dinky toys and more. The model car section houses 4000 cars and with over ...

Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Where? Tulbagh
The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum in Tulbagh is home to three buildings on the historic Church Street. After an earthquake in 1969 it was decided that more importance needed to be placed on the architectural heritage ...

Visit the Slave Lodge in Cape Town

Where? Cape Town Central
The Slave Lodge attempts to confront the legacy of slavery in South Africa and pay homage to the estimated 63,000 African and Asian slaves who were brought to the city between the mid-17th century and the ...

Groot Constantia

Where? Constantia
Groot Constantia is the oldest producing wine estate in the country and has played a pivotal role in wine for over three centuries. It was first owned (when it incorporated Klein Constantia and some of ...

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