What is it? One of South Africa’s oldest museums, the Iziko South African Museum was founded in 1825 and is packed with more than one-and-a-half million natural history specimens. It’s conveniently located at the head of the Company’s Garden.
Why go? To take a deep dive into the natural history of the Cape, from dinosaur footprints to dusty displays of stuffed animals that showcase the diversity of fauna found across the region. Don’t miss the impressive galleries dedicated to San rock art, as well as the enigmatic Whale Well. The adjoining planetarium – revamped in 2017 – offers a digital discovery of the southern skies.