The Western Cape Sights

Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

  • 6 Independent St. Map It
  • Bredasdorp

Published 03/07/2016

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Housed in a converted church and rectory, the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum has an extensive collection of objects salvaged from the hundreds of ships that have gone down in the stormy waters off the Cape. In addition to the usual cannons and figureheads, the museum displays a surprising array of undamaged household articles rescued from the sea, including entire dining-room sets, sideboards, china, and phonographs. Be sure to visit the buildings out back, which contain old wagons and the first fire engines used in South Africa.

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6 Independent St., Bredasdorp, Western Cape, 7280, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • R40
  • Weekdays 9–5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11–4

Published 03/07/2016


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