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Cape Town Sights

South African Museum

  • 25 Queen Victoria St. Map It
  • Cape Town Central
  • Promenade/Boardwalk

Updated 11/06/2014

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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. International touring photography exhibits are often on display.

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25 Queen Victoria St., Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • Museum R30
  • Museum daily 10–5; planetarium shows weekdays at 2 (also Tues. at 8 pm), and weekends at noon, 1, and 2:30

Updated 11/06/2014


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