Friday, 22 March 2019
20.85 ℃ clear sky

Nobel Square

Nobel Square pays tribute to South Africa`s four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: the late Nkosi Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former State President FW de Klerk and former President Nelson Mandela. The larger-than-life bronze sculptures of the four Laureates were created by internationally acclaimed artist Claudette Schreuders, and they reflect the ambiquities of the […]

Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the road that had to be walked to the newly democratic South Africa, and the price so many people paid for freedom. The triple-story […]

Iziko Maritime Museum

The history of shipping is, in essence, the history of Cape Town. The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of this fascinating story. It also has on exhibit the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison. Images depicting Table Bay from the 17th to the […]

Chavonnes Battery Museum

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This 200-year-old coastal fortification (aka the Watchdog of Table Bay) from 1714 was unearthed during the development of the Clock Tower Precinct in the 1990s. Where cannons used to be fired to repel hostile ships, a visitor attraction is now situated that includes a museum, an exhibition space and an events venue. Much of the […]

Cape Town Diamond Museum

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The fascinating history of diamonds is explored in this museum in the Clock Tower District. Here you can find out more about the world’s most precious gem. Visitors to this lovely museum can do guided tours to find out more about the amazing diamond industry, the magical history of diamonds and the diamond rush in […]