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Cape Town Attractions – Culture & Heritage

Culture & Heritage

Robben Island

Once “home” to some of South Africa’s most famous political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions, and rightly so.

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Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

The artworks of established and emerging artists jostle for visitors’ attention at Cape Town’s Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville.

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Sheikh Yusuf Kramat

For the Muslim population the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat in Faure is one of the most important spiritual shrines in the country.

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South African Jewish Museum

It took four years, from planning to construction, before the South African Jewish Museum was officially opened by Nelson Mandela in December 2000.

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South African National Gallery

The South African National Gallery, in the Company’s Garden, forms part of the Iziko Museums in Cape Town.

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South African Naval Museum

Located in historical Simon’s Town, the South African Naval Museum is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in maritime history.

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South African Rugby Museum

Cape Town sport enthusiasts are lucky enough to live in the city that is home to the South African Rugby Museum. Located just a drop kick away from the Newlands Rugby Stadium in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, home of the Stormers, the South African Rugby Museum is a full of tokens, collector’s items, memorabilia and history of one of the country’s most watched sports.

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St George’s Cathedral and Groote Kerk

More fondly known as “the people’s cathedral”, St George’s Cathedral in Wale Street represents the Anglican diocese mother church in Cape Town.

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The Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in South Africa – was once a fort, but today functions as a showcase of the Cape’s early days.

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The Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service

The Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service, which aims to “foster a national identity and the protection of rights”, is located at 72 Roeland Street in Cape Town.

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University of Cape Town

Take in the stunning architecture that typifies South Africa’s oldest university.

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University of the Western Cape

Over the past 50 years, the University of the Western Cape has been in the vanguard of South Africa’s historic change, playing an academic role in building an equitable and dynamic nation.

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William Fehr Collection housed in Rust en Vreugd

William Fehr (1892-1968) was a private art collector whose paintings, furniture and other objets d’art are housed in two of Cape Town’s most historic buildings, the Castle of Good Hope and Rust en Vreugd.

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