South Africa’s museums

first_imgSouth Africa, home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, has a rich social and cultural history dating back to the word’s earliest human settlements.More than 300 museums all over the country reflect this heritage in a range of places – from elegant 18th century homes to caves in majestic mountain ranges, cultural villages in rural settings to state-of-the-art buildings in major cities.Visitors can find exhibits both conventional and eccentric on every conceivable topic – from beer to beadwork, from fashion to food.New additions are those reflecting the apartheid era, and commemorating those who fought and died in the cause of establishing a democratic country.The flagships of these cultural sites are the country’s national museums:South African Museum – Cape TownRobben Island Museum – Cape TownNational Museum – BloemfonteinAnglo-Boer War Museum – BloemfonteinDitsong National National Museum of Culutural History – PretoriaDitsong Museum of Natural History – PretoriaDitsong National Museum of Military History – JohannesburgHere’s a taste of what’s available in each of South Africa’s nine provinces:South African museum listingsMuseums: Eastern CapeMuseums: Free StateMuseums: GautengMuseums: KwaZulu-NatalMuseums: LimpopoMuseums: MpumalangaMuseums: Northern CapeMuseums: North WestMuseums: Western Cape For more information on the country’s museums, go to Museums Online South Africa Also useful is the Iziko Museums of Cape TownSAinfo reporterlast_img

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