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Bo-Kaap Museum

Museums

Through the years the Bo-Kaap has been known by many names, ranging from Malay Quarter and Slamse Buurt (Islamic neighbourhood) through to Schotcheskloof...

71 Wale Street

Bronze Age Art Sculpture House & Foundry

Art, Attractions, Museums

The slightly sharp smell of molten metal is the first thing that hits you upon walking through the heavy doors of this contemporary foundry-cum-gallery...

King George Way
Free

Cape Town Holocaust Centre

Critics' choice
Museums

By showing us the faces of some of the six million Jews - as well as gypsies, homosexuals and others - who were murdered during the Holocaust, the Cape Town...

88 Hatfield Street
Tags: History
Free

District Six Museum

Museums

This award-winning community museum lays bare the time in South African history when the ruling government declared District Six a 'whites only' area and...

25A Buitenkant Street
Tags: History

Gold of Africa Museum

Museums

Located in the historic mustard-hued Martin Melck House, this museum boasts the largest assortment of African gold objects in the world. Most notable is the...

Martin Melck House, 96 Strand Street

Groote Schuur Estate

Attractions, Museums

The former Cape Town residence of the state president, the gabled Groote Schuur ('Big Barn') was originally built in 1667 to serve as the VOC's granary...

Klipper Road

Heritage Museum

Museums

In 1965 Simon's Town was declared a 'whites only' area under the Group Areas Act and saw the forced removal of close to 7,000 'coloured' people from their...

King George Way

Het Posthuys

Attractions, Museums

Formerly known as Stegmansrust, this inconspicuous, thatched Lego-block of a house is believed to be the oldest building in the False Bay area. Built by the...

180 Main Road
Free

Irma Stern Museum

Museums

Hidden behind a rather unattractive wall in Cecil Road in Rosebank, an adjoining suburb to Rondebosch, lies the house where one of South Africa's most...

Cecil Road

Iziko National Gallery

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

The permanent collection dedicates space to British, Dutch, Flemish and South African art spanning the centuries, interspersed with traditional African...

Government Avenue
Major venue

Iziko Slave Lodge

Attractions, Museums

Completed in 1679, this building at the north-east end of the Company's Gardens was built by the Dutch East India Company to house up to 9,000 slaves,...

49 Adderley Street

Iziko South African Museum

Museums

This sadly neglected child of the Iziko family recently got a bit of press (albeit bad) when crafty robbers broke into the museum and absconded with a...

25 Queen Victoria Street

Josephine Mill

Attractions, Museums

In 1818 Johannes Dreyer built a watermill on the banks of the Liesbeeck River. Upon his death, his widow Maria employed a young lad by the name of Jacob...

Josephine Mill Museum, Boundary Road
Free

Koopmans-De Wet House

Attractions, Museums

Set amid the hustle and bustle of Strand Street, this Cape Dutch building designed by the architect Louis Thibault was the first privately owned townhouse...

35 Strand Street

Michaelis Gallery

Art, Museums

This cosy gallery on UCT's Hiddingh Campus is part of the Michaelis School of Fine Arts, which has been around since 1925. Apart from serving as an...

UCT Hiddingh Campus
Free
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