Fodor's Expert Review C. P. Nel Museum

Oudtshoorn Historical

This museum focuses on Oudtshoorn's boom period at the beginning of the 20th century when ostrich feathers were all the rage. There’s a section on the contributions of Lithuanian Jews to the economic development of Oudtshoorn that contains a reconstruction of the town's first synagogue. The most interesting remnants of the glory days are the magnificent palaces built by successful farmers. Most are private homes, but you can visit the Le Roux family's townhouse, built in 1909 and furnished in period style. Check out the Art-Nouveau stained glass panels. It forms part of the C. P. Nel Museum.

Historical History Museum

Quick Facts

Baron van Reede St.
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape  6620, South Africa


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R30, Closed Sun.

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