Best museums in Cape Town

Check out the top museums in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Groote Schuur Hospital
1. Groote Schuur Hospital
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12 local reviews
Main Road, Cape Town
021 404 9111
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Greg
Home of the first human heart transplant - you can go through their museum to find out more!
Wendy
World renown hospital where the first human heart transplant operation by Dr Chris Barnard was successfully pe…
Howard
Worlds first successul Heart Transplant performed here in 1967, fantastic tour of Heart of Cape Town museum in…
1. Groote Schuur Hospital
1. Groote Schuur Hospital
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12 local reviews
Main Road, Cape Town
021 404 9111
Greg
Greg
Home of the first human heart transplant - you can go through their museum to find out more!
Wendy
Wendy
World renown hospital where the first human heart transplant operation by Dr Chris Barnard was successfully performed in 1968. Now a trainin…
Howard
Howard
Worlds first successul Heart Transplant performed here in 1967, fantastic tour of Heart of Cape Town museum in the original operating theatr…
2. Castle of Good Hope
2. Castle of Good Hope
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61 local reviews
Castle Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 787 1260
Establishment
Melinda
The oldest museum in South Africa, this was built by the Dutch East Indies Company between 1666 and 1679 afte…
Iain and Judi
Built in the mid 1600's by the Dutch East India Company it is the oldest colonial surviving building in South …
George
Caste of Good Hope built in 1652 - really worth a visit and only a 10 minute walk. The Castle of Good Hope – t…
2. Castle of Good Hope
2. Castle of Good Hope
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61 local reviews
Castle Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 787 1260
Melinda
Melinda
The oldest museum in South Africa, this was built by the Dutch East Indies Company between 1666 and 1679 after the first settler Jan van Ri…
Iain and Judi
Iain and Judi
Built in the mid 1600's by the Dutch East India Company it is the oldest colonial surviving building in South Africa. Includes A Military Mu…
George
George
Caste of Good Hope built in 1652 - really worth a visit and only a 10 minute walk. The Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in South Af…
3. Sa National Gallery
3. Sa National Gallery
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51 local reviews
Government Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 467 4660
Establishment
Morne
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, D…
Simon
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, D…
George
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, D…
3. Sa National Gallery
3. Sa National Gallery
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51 local reviews
Government Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 467 4660
Morne
Morne
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selectio…
Simon
Simon
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selectio…
George
George
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selecti…
4. Robben Island
4. Robben Island
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39 local reviews
Robben Island, Robben Island
021 409 5169
Establishment
Brigitte
Robben Island, The island where Icon Nelson Mandela spent a big part of his life as a prisoner. Nowadays the w…
Morne
Robben Island, The island where Icon Nelson Mandela spent a big part of his life as a prisoner. Nowadays the w…
Isabela
Robben Island and Museum Robben Island needs no introduction with regards to the significance of its place in …
4. Robben Island
4. Robben Island
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39 local reviews
Robben Island, Robben Island
021 409 5169
Brigitte
Brigitte
Robben Island, The island where Icon Nelson Mandela spent a big part of his life as a prisoner. Nowadays the whole island and prison are a m…
Morne
Morne
Robben Island, The island where Icon Nelson Mandela spent a big part of his life as a prisoner. Nowadays the whole island and prison are a m…
Isabela
Isabela
Robben Island and Museum Robben Island needs no introduction with regards to the significance of its place in South Africa’s and indeed the …
5. V & A Waterfront
5. V & A Waterfront
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448 local reviews
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Lisa
The V&A Waterfront lies between Robben Island and Table Mountain, in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour…
Wayne
The V&A Waterfront has a number of shops ranging from exclusive boutiques, to high end fashion, to unique curi…
Matthew
Certainly one of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions and most visited destinations, the V&A Waterfront bri…
5. V & A Waterfront
5. V & A Waterfront
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448 local reviews
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Lisa
Lisa
The V&A Waterfront lies between Robben Island and Table Mountain, in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour. Originally upgraded when grea…
Wayne
Wayne
The V&A Waterfront has a number of shops ranging from exclusive boutiques, to high end fashion, to unique curios. Here you will find a numb…
Matthew
Matthew
Certainly one of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions and most visited destinations, the V&A Waterfront brings to mind the early activiti…
6. Bo-Kaap
6. Bo-Kaap
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97 local reviews
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
MuseumEstablishment
Frans Rénier
Located 40 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, the Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became h…
Alison
Bo-Kaap is a colourful place. The people are colourful, the history is colourful and the houses are colourful…
Simon
Bo-Kaap has a fascinating history. Many of the residents are descendants of slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia an…
6. Bo-Kaap
6. Bo-Kaap
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97 local reviews
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 40 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, the Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed …
Alison
Alison
Bo-Kaap is a colourful place. The people are colourful, the history is colourful and the houses are colourful. Visit the museum. Enjoy a wal…
Simon
Simon
Bo-Kaap has a fascinating history. Many of the residents are descendants of slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and various African countries, w…
7. District Six Museum
7. District Six Museum
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88 local reviews
25 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 466 7200
Establishment
Marissa
District Six Museum is a museum in the former inner-city residential area, District Six, in Cape Town, South A…
Heather
District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed co…
Frans Rénier
Located 36 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, It's impossible not to be emotionally touched by this museum wh…
7. District Six Museum
7. District Six Museum
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88 local reviews
25 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 466 7200
Marissa
Marissa
District Six Museum is a museum in the former inner-city residential area, District Six, in Cape Town, South Africa. District Six Foundatio…
Heather
Heather
District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merch…
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 36 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, It's impossible not to be emotionally touched by this museum which celebrates the once lively…
8. The Company Gardens
8. The Company Gardens
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157 local reviews
Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 400 2521
ParkEstablishment
Matthew
'The Company’s Garden is situated in Queen Victoria Street, at the top of Adderley Street, and adjacent to the…
Maria
Walking distance away. The Company’s Garden is adjacent to the South African Parliament. It takes its name fro…
Melinda
This was the original vegetable garden of the Dutch East India Company that Jan van Riebeeck planted to provid…
8. The Company Gardens
8. The Company Gardens
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157 local reviews
Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Open now
021 400 2521
Matthew
Matthew
'The Company’s Garden is situated in Queen Victoria Street, at the top of Adderley Street, and adjacent to the South African Parliament. It …
Maria
Maria
Walking distance away. The Company’s Garden is adjacent to the South African Parliament. It takes its name from the Dutch East India Company…
Melinda
Melinda
This was the original vegetable garden of the Dutch East India Company that Jan van Riebeeck planted to provide fresh food for the ships tha…
9. Groot Constantia
9. Groot Constantia
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68 local reviews
Groot Constantia Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 794 5128
FoodEstablishment
Brenden
Groot Constantia is the oldest Wine Farm in South Africa, a National Monument on a living farm. Great Red Wine…
Rosalind / Adrian
Oldest Wine Farm in South Africa, a National Monument on a living farm. Great Red Wines, fine history, superb …
Adri
An historical wine farm where you can do wine tasting and enjoy lunch and dinners. The beautiful gardens are o…
9. Groot Constantia
9. Groot Constantia
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68 local reviews
Groot Constantia Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 794 5128
Brenden
Brenden
Groot Constantia is the oldest Wine Farm in South Africa, a National Monument on a living farm. Great Red Wines, fine history, superb dining…
Rosalind / Adrian
Rosalind / Adrian
Oldest Wine Farm in South Africa, a National Monument on a living farm. Great Red Wines, fine history, superb dining, great for picnics, wal…
Adri
Adri
An historical wine farm where you can do wine tasting and enjoy lunch and dinners. The beautiful gardens are open to the public and Groot Co…
10. Vergelegen Wine Estate
10. Vergelegen Wine Estate
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39 local reviews
Lourensford Road, Cape
Open now
021 847 1334
Establishment
Corne
Good food and wine, as well as beautiful gardens and museum.
Karlien
Beautiful gardens, great wine, nice restaurants on the farm and a beautiful museum
David
Another lovely Cape Garden.....it's a must. Also good restaurants and wine tasting.
10. Vergelegen Wine Estate
10. Vergelegen Wine Estate
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39 local reviews
Lourensford Road, Cape
Open now
021 847 1334
Corne
Corne
Good food and wine, as well as beautiful gardens and museum.
Karlien
Karlien
Beautiful gardens, great wine, nice restaurants on the farm and a beautiful museum
David
David
Another lovely Cape Garden.....it's a must. Also good restaurants and wine tasting.
11. Franschhoek Motor Museum
11. Franschhoek Motor Museum
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11 local reviews
Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek
Open now
021 874 9000
Establishment
Frans Rénier
Located 47 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, the Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportun…
Patricia
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of moto…
Florence
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of moto…
11. Franschhoek Motor Museum
11. Franschhoek Motor Museum
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11 local reviews
Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek
Open now
021 874 9000
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 47 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, the Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than …
Patricia
Patricia
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique a…
Florence
Florence
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique a…
12. Stellenbosch
12. Stellenbosch
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49 local reviews
Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch
LocalityPolitical
Esvee
Historical buildings, museums, 101 gable styles on the Cape Dutch houses, Food fairs, coffee shops, scenic nat…
Lily and Seppy
A historical town which offers history dating back to the 1600's in quant streets, libraries, museums, art gal…
Frans Rénier
Located 24 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa's Western Cap…
12. Stellenbosch
12. Stellenbosch
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49 local reviews
Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch
Esvee
Esvee
Historical buildings, museums, 101 gable styles on the Cape Dutch houses, Food fairs, coffee shops, scenic nature, very pretty area.
Lily and Seppy
Lily and Seppy
A historical town which offers history dating back to the 1600's in quant streets, libraries, museums, art galleries and lovely restaurants…
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 24 minutes drive from De Velde Estate, Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa's Western Cape province and surrounded by t…