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Drostdy Museum

18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Pleasant for a morning or afternoon visit

We spent a few hours here on a Sunday morning. The museum is spread over several buildings with a... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
bigpaulmitchell
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Brisbane, Australia
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A bit of local history

This museum is spread over a few sites, all within a few minutes walk of each other. You wander... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2016
joannibrown
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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"well worth a visit"
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"several buildings"
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"local history"
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"early settlers"
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"south africa"
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"different buildings"
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"great insight"
in 5 reviews
"early days"
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"dutch settlers"
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"across the road"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"boer war"
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"oldest town"
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"interesting visit"
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"the kitchen"
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"couple of hours"
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"staff were very helpful"
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Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours here on a Sunday morning. The museum is spread over several buildings with a large number of exhibits relating to the history of the town. Staff were very helpful and we had a bit of a verbal introduction to the...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is spread over a few sites, all within a few minutes walk of each other. You wander around at your own pace and there is adequate information about the history of Swellendam. We stopped for coffee in the gaol house, service a bit...More

Thank joannibrown
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is an extensive museum with authentic items as well as faithfully recreated elements and all provided against a backdrop of information and education so covering a multide of offerings which should entice most if not all of the family !!

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Reviewed May 26, 2016

The museum is a "must" visit when in Swellendam.... the entry ticket is reasonable and the exhibitions are well presented.

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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Swellendam is a very beautiful country town with a large number of lovely old buildings. It is one of my favourite places in the Western Cape. A stroll through the area around the old drostdy, followed by a visit to the drostdy and the museum...More

1  Thank georgestof
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

Interesting visit to the museum and a lovelly little coffee shop available at the conclusion of our visit. Recommend this visit where the guides are particularly friendly and helpful.

1  Thank adamcM4125CU
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Loved walking to the different sites. All within a few blocks. Nicely maintained with helpful and informed staff. Location wass gorgeous and price was beyond reasonable.Nice locations to eat and relax also.

1  Thank ClimberNewYork
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Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Swellendam for years and never knew about this gem! It's like walking back in time and finding a wonderful garden setting. Had a beautiful, tasty pizza and cold meat platter and divine G+T. Can imagine long, lazy afternoons in this gorgeous setting.

1  Thank LizelDV
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

286 Years ago the large Overberg region became a separate area of jurisdiction, with a Chief Judicial Officer, called Landdrost. Building work on the Drostdy started very soon thereafter. This was a multi-purpose building - a court, a goal, administrative offices and living quarters for...More

1  Thank jeanettemW2316MM
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Unjoyed a great african food Here. Very Kind service. This Restaurant was suggested by our host and it was worth the suggestion totally.

1  Thank Reimund E
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