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South African Museum

South African Museum Review

This museum has some excellent examples of rock art that will give you insight into the ancient Khoisan culture. The museum also has an interesting section on the fossil remains of prehistoric reptiles and other animals, and the Whale Well, where musical recitals are often held under suspended life-size casts of enormous marine mammals. Shark World thrills children with exhibits on the sharks that ply the oceans. The adjoining planetarium stages a variety of shows throughout the week, some of which are specifically designed for children as young as five.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Queen Victoria St., Cape Town Central, Cape Town, 8001 | Map It
  • Phone: 021/481–3800
  • Cost: Museum R15, planetarium R20
  • Hours: Museum daily 10–5; planetarium shows weekdays at 2, plus Tues. at 8pm, and weekends at noon, 1, and 2:30
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  • Location: Cape Town Central

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