Eastern Cape Museums

  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    Jeffreys Bay is one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world, so to have a surf museum in this typically surf driven town was always a must. The museum is also about remembering the history of surfing and paying tribute...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 5 months ago
    Seal Point lighthouse continues to watch over the coast and has done for almost 123 years resulting in fewer shipwrecks. Enjoy a guided tour through this sentinal of the sea. The Lighthouse Coffee Shop offers a wide variety of...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 4 months ago
    The former Residency, situated diagonally opposite Reinet House at the end of Parsonage Street, and forming a unique architectural complex with it, is a well-preserved example of the early 19th Century Cape Dutch H-shaped house.
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  • More InfoUpdated: March 2016
    A visit to the Fossil Exploration Centre will be a journey back in time to a world with unfamiliar plants and animals. There are life-size models of prehistoric animals that roamed the area and illustrations of the landscape...
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  • More InfoUpdated: November 2016
    The Slachter's Nek Exhibition in the Somerset East Museum is staged around the actual beam used for the hanging of the Slachter's Nek rebels in 1816.
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  • More InfoUpdated: 4 months ago
    The large erf at the southern extremity of Market Square, on which Urquhart House stands today, was granted in freehold to Johan Hendrik Greyling on 1 January 1806, which places it amongst the earliest plots transferred into...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 2 months ago
    Ganora Guest Farm has various shelters where ancient rock art were found. Guests can be taken to one where there is a variety of rock art to view. From a few hunderd years of the Khoi to about 8000 years of the San people. A...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 3 weeks ago
    Open 8.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 weekdays, but the building is sometimes closed due to other committments, so phone ahead if you are coming from out of town. Saturday and Public holidays 10.00 - 12.00 by appointment. In an...
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  • More InfoUpdated: October 2015
    Ganora Fossil Museum
    • Nieu Bethesda
    The Ganora Fossil Museum in Nieu Bethesda was registered in 1998 and, although small, houses mainly the finds we have made on Ganora. The fossils we exhibit are on average about 280 million years old. That was in the time when...
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  • More InfoUpdated: October 2015
    While limited privately sponsored library facilities were available in Graaff-Reinet from about 1818, it was not until 1847 that the citizens of the town established a public library, subscribing funds to build the central...
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  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    Owl House
    • Nieu Bethesda
    Helen Martins lay ill in bed one night with the moon shining in through the window and considered how dull and grey her life had become. She resolved there and then, that she would strive to bring light and colour into her life....
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  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    Famous for its rich variety of shells found along the beaches, Jeffreys remains a favourite haunt for shell collectors and beach combers. The Shell Museum houses are a variety of shells from all over the world in glass cases...
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  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    Humansdorp Museum
    • Jeffreys Bay
    The Humansdorp Museum, a cultural history museum, focuses on the growth and development of Humansdorp through its display of farming implements, bottles, shells, clothing and crockery. It also features a restored water mill.
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  • More InfoUpdated: December 2016
    The Graaff-Reinet Museum or “Reinet House”, formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, was built at the expense of the Government in 1812 during the ministry of the Rev. Kicherer. It was the home of three ministers prior to...
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  • More InfoUpdated: November 2016
    Shortly after the establishment of the town of Somerset, 1825, land on the slopes of the Boschberg Mountain was given to the Wesleyan missionaries for a chapel and graveyard.
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  • More InfoUpdated: August 2013
    The Nelson Mandela Museum, positioned as it is in the area of his birth, upbringing and eventually, his retirement, offers an authentic journey through the sites, spaces and landscapes of his life. It commemorates his life and...
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  • More InfoUpdated: August 2013
    The Nelson Mandela Museum, positioned as it is in the area of his birth, upbringing and eventually, his retirement, offers an authentic journey through the sites, spaces and landscapes of his life. It commemorates his life and...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 4 months ago
    The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet Museum Complex and was established in 2005.
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  • More InfoUpdated: November 2015
    Olive Schreiner, the famous South African authoress, who amongst many other literary works, wrote "Story of an African Farm", lived in this house at 9 Cross Street in her youth, between 1867 – 1870.
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  • More InfoUpdated: June 2013
    Over the years, several visitors to the Somerset East Old Parsonage Museum have reported seeing a tall man in a black suit sitting behind the desk in the study. There have been incidents of visitors seeing the light bulb over the...
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