The Western Cape

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  • 1. Afrikaanse Taalmuseum


    It was from the Gideon Malherbe House, now the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, that the Society of True Afrikaners launched its campaign in 1875 to gain...Read More

  • 2. Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum


    Housed in a converted church and rectory, the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum has an extensive collection of objects salvaged from the hundreds...Read More

  • 3. Clanwilliam Museum


    The display is old-fashioned and not particularly well curated at the Clanwilliam Museum but still gives a sense of remarkable native son Dr...Read More

  • 4. Drostdy Museum


    The centerpiece of the town's historical past is the Drostdy Museum, a collection of buildings dating from the town's earliest days. The Drostdy...Read More

  • 5. Genadendal Mission Museum


    Of particular note in Genadendal is the Genadendal Mission Museum, spread through 15 rooms in three buildings. The museum collection, the only...Read More

  • 6. Huguenot Memorial Museum


    To trace the history of the Huguenot community here, visit the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Its main building is modeled after the Saasveld house...Read More

  • 7. Old Harbour Museum


    Originally, Hermanus was a simple fishing village. Its Old Harbour, built in 1904 and the oldest original harbor in South Africa that is still...Read More

  • 8. Oude Drostdy Museum


    Around 4 km (2.5 miles) out of town, set on high ground commensurate with its status, is the majestic Oude Drostdy Museum. Built by architect...Read More

  • 9. Paarl Museum


    Main Street North doglegs to the right at Lady Grey Street before continuing as Main Street South. On your left, the Paarl Museum, formerly...Read More

  • 10. Stellenbosch Museum


    This museum comprises four dwellings scattered within a two-block radius. Dating from different periods in Stellenbosch's history, the houses...Read More

  • 11. Worcester Museum


    A welcome change from dusty artifacts in glass cases, this fascinating museum is actually a collection of original buildings from the area that...Read More

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