Museums

Here is a list of museums in and around Cape Town, purely for your pleasure. Be in the know about the buzz, where to go, what to do and how to do it! My recommendations are based on my everyday lifestyle and with that come the personal taste and experiences, which I will update on a regular basis.

District Six Museum: If you visiting Cape Town for the first time or you have not yet been to visit the District Six Museum, then it is worth a trip down memory lane.  Experience a piece of history at this interesting stop off, it tells a story about once upon a time in Southern Africa and the sad reality of a lost legacy.

District Six Museum
25 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 4667200
09h00 – 14h00   Mondays (doors close at 13h30)
09h00 – 16h00 Tuesdays – Saturdays (Sundays are by appointment only)

The Castle of Good Hope: is a definite visit. It is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. It was Built B!tween 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company.  For me the museum puts so much history into perspective. You will see how many different military regiments have passed through the gates and still today the military presence is there. An amazing fact is that not one shot has ever B!een fired from the Castle.

Castle Street  
Cape Town 8001
Tel: +27 (0) 21 787 1260
Gates open: 09h00 daily (last entry 15h30 – close at 16h00)
For tours & bookings:
info@horsetrailsafaris.co.za

Casa Labia:Head off in the direction of Muizenberg for a European experience. Casa Labia museum is a multi-functional cultural centre that hosts all year round, an array of art expos, music and events. Parking is not great, I always park at the little station and walk. It’s only a five minute walk.

192 Main Road
Muizenberg
Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 788 6067/8 

Bo-Kaap Museum: is situated in a historical area in Cape Town. It was one of the first museums I visited in when I arrived to live here. It will give you good insight as it did to me, into the Islamic culture and heritage. This is a vibrant area with colourful houses, restaurants and cafés. Go and enjoy this part of Cape Town as part of your experience.

71 Wale Street
Bo-Kaap
Cape Town
Tel:+27 (0) 21 481 3939
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

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