A Look At 13 Of The Best Historical Places In Cape Town
Castle of Good Hope: it is the oldest surviving building of South Africa’s colonial era & one of the most popular. Look at those Table Mountain views!
Robben Island: located in Table Bay, it is just west of the city. This is also where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner during the Apartheid years.
Slave Lodge: through the years, it’s been the site of slave accommodation, Government offices & even South Africa’s Supreme Court. Now, it’s a museum.
South African Jewish Museum: one of Cape Town’s architectural gems, it takes an interactive look at the history of South Africa’s Jewish community.
West Coast Fossil Park: a short drive from the city the park has a rich fossil deposit dating back over 5 million years to the Milocene/Pilocene era.
Diamond Museum: for jewellery buffs, the Diamond Museum at the V&A Waterfront explores the journey it takes to form these coveted rocks into gems.
District Six Museum: during the Apartheid years, residents of District Six were removed by the government. The museum is a glimpse into their lives.
Bo-Kaap Museum: sitting among the colourful houses and cobbled streets of historical Bo-Kaap, the museum honours the local Islamic culture & heritage.
Boulders Beach: the historic beach in False Bay offers a colony of African penguins in all their smartly dresses, waddling glory, under your nose!
The Springbok Experience: as the birthplace of one of South Africa’s most beloved sports,The Springbok Experience pays homage to the history of rugby.
Iziko South Africa Museum: this lovely location plays host to more than a million artefacts, items & specimens dating to more than 100,000 years ago.
City Hall, Cape Town: nestled amidst palm trees, this is the first place from where Nelson Mandela spoke after his release from prison in 1990.
Rhodes Cottage Museum: a tribute to British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes, the cottage was once his private retreat. Now, it serves as a museum.
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