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#1 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

The South African Jewish Museum narrates the story of South African Jewry from its early beginnings, set against the backdrop of South African history over a period of more than... more »

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#2 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Museums
Owner description: Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully... more » Owner description: Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully restored operating theatres where the surgery took place. The fascinating and very emotional stories of the donor, recipient and medical team involved are told on a fully guided, 2 hour tour with the help of life sized silicone models and replicas of important scenes. Certainly an experience not to be missed! « less
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#3 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Owner description: The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after... more » Owner description: The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after opening on SA's Heritage Day in September 2013. It is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It's a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The museum features more than 60 audiovisual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well. And there are games for children and adults alike where they can test their kicking, passing, fitness and reaction skills in the interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ games zone.There’s also a flagship Springbok Concept Store for those who just want to shop. The Springbok Experience is a museum – but much more than that.If you’re wondering what to do in Cape Town, you must visit the Springbok Experience. « less
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#4 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: History Museums; Museums; Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
Owner description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and... more » Owner description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and other reminders of this old vibrant neighborhood. Site walks and tours in the Museum with ex-resident storytellers are also offered. « less
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#5 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond.Discover a 3 billion year old story... more » Owner description: The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond.Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa's famous diamond industry, and get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Situated in the bustling heart of the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. « less
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#6 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections... more » Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young. « less
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#7 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town and was previously known as the South African Cultural History... more » Owner description: The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town and was previously known as the South African Cultural History Museum. The lower level of this museum explores the long history of slavery in South Africa. Through changing, temporary exhibitions the museum addresses issues around and raises awareness of human rights.The upper level galleries as well as other spaces in the museum will be renewed in the coming years and currently showcases some highlights from the museums ceramics, silverware and Egyptology collections. « less
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#8 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Art Museums
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#9 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
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#10 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of... more » Owner description: The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. « less
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#11 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
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#12 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: RED! The Gallery is a dynamic art gallery situated in the Constantia winelands area in Cape Town. Featuring work from South... more » Owner description: RED! The Gallery is a dynamic art gallery situated in the Constantia winelands area in Cape Town. Featuring work from South Africa's best contemporary and emerging artists , including works by Andrew Cooper, David Kuijers, Wakaba Mutheki and Donna McKellar to name a few. « less
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#13 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Museums
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#14 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Art Museums
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#15 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums
Owner description: The house was built by a high-ranking Dutch VOC official, Willem Cornelis Boers, in 1777/8 as a townhouse for the VOC Fiscal.... more » Owner description: The house was built by a high-ranking Dutch VOC official, Willem Cornelis Boers, in 1777/8 as a townhouse for the VOC Fiscal. The imposing three-storey house is regarded as the finest surviving example of an 18th century Cape Dutch townhouse. The delicately carved Rococo styled fanlight above the main door has been ascribed to the German-born sculptor, Anton Anreith.Declared a Heritage Site in 1940, it is set in period-styled garden that was recreated in 1986 from the original layout. In 1965, William Fehr donated his private collection of works of art on paper (watercolours, prints and drawings) to the people of South Africa. This gift is housed at Rust en Vreugd. Due to the sensitive nature of artworks on paper, only a selection of works is on exhibition. « less
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#16 of 19 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Historic Sites
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Category: Science Museums
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