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C.P Nel Museum

3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7306
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Fascinating

As an author and historian, I found this museum fascinating. If one looks for the smaller details... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TorrynTara
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Tara
Insights Into History

I really enjoyed this simple museum which gave insight into the lives of the colonial settlers in... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Elsie J
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Melbourne, Australia
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7306
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an author and historian, I found this museum fascinating. If one looks for the smaller details and obscure information in the nooks and crannies, the old South Africa is revealed.

Thank TorrynTara
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I really enjoyed this simple museum which gave insight into the lives of the colonial settlers in this part of the world. The artifacts and photographs were of ordinary folk going about their business and that is probably why it was so interesting. It was...More

Thank Elsie J
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Wanted to see this place on recommendation of our Host and went to see on 11th May. Though the board outside said it was open till 5 pm, they were closing at 4.10 pm. Missed the chance to see this.

Thank Amit P
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

If you do not want to sit on an ostrich or stand on it's, go and see this lovely little museum to learn about it's role in the town's history. Nice photo collection and artefacts, including a wagon of the original 'trekkers'.

Thank MarijnHG
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The museum is small but interesting, especially regarding the history of Ostrich farming in the area. There was an element of the museum being disorganized and certain sections were closed.

Thank Don K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

One of the best museums in the country, lots of interesting displays about the area and its history, well worth a visit. Allow for 1-2 hours.

Thank stefanomH8345CJ
Reviewed 4 April 2017

an excellent museum…it is easy to skip these historical museums but I found it fascinating. It is set in an historic building and you could really get a feeling for the development of the town and its history, good and bad. A surprising treat for...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Helpful staff and well kept museum with a wide variety of exhibits - the ostrich industry, the Polish children and women sent out to Oudtshoorn during the war, history of the area etc. Housed in a magnificent building whhich is well maintained.

Thank SunnyKZN
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A superbly laid out museum which explains all about the community and how Ostrich farming put Oudtshoorn on the map.

Thank anthony b
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It provides an excellent and interesting insight into how the town developed as the Ostrich Town. The history includes personal stories. It is well laid out and easy to follow and includes some very interesting personal stories - including a video about the oppression of...More

Thank Linda W
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