Cape Town Culture

Cape Town culture is better understood by visiting these attractions. My Top 10 Cultural attractions are (Alphabetically):

  1. Afrikaans Language Monument
  2. Bo-Kaap
  3. Castle of Good Hope
  4. District Six Museum
  5. Rhodes Memorial
  6. Robben Island
  7. South African Jewish Museum
  8. South African Museum
  9. Stellenbosch Village Museum
  10. Worcester Museum

The complete list of cultural attractions is below.

Places of cultural importance in and around Cape Town

The Afrikaans Language Monument
The Afrikaans Language Monument is the only language monument in the world and was completed in 1975.

Afrikaans Language Monument, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

The Bo Kaap
Enjoy the view of the colourful houses or enjoy spicy Malay food in the Cape Malay community on the slopes of Signal Hill.

Bo Kaap, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good hope is South Africa's oldest remaining building in use today.

Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

The Company Garden
The Company Garden, refers to a beautiful public park right in the centre of Cape Town.
The garden was laid out in 1652 to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for visiting ships.

The Company garden, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

District Six Museum
The District Six Museum, works with the memories of forced removals.

District Six Museum, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

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Iziko Koopmans de Wet House
This house museum houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver and a priceless collection of ceramics.

Koopmans de Wet House, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Cape Town Lighthouses
Not all Cape Town Lighthouses are manned, therefore I've only added those that are either open for viewing or easily accessible.

Greenpoint Lighthouse, Cape Town Lighthouses, Cape Town

Iziko Maritime Centre
An overview of shipping in Cape Town, the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison.

Maritime Centre, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Iziko South African Museum
This museum is well known for its huge natural science and social history collections.

South African museum, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Montebello Design Centre
The Montebello Design Centre is a Section 21 Non Profit craft and design centre with the aim to promote local craft and design and to use craft for job creation.

Montebello Design Centre, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Nobel Square
Nobel Square, in the V&A Waterfront,honours South Africa's four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates -Albert Lithuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), FW de Klerk (1993) and Nelson Mandela (1993)

Nobel Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

The Noon Gun
Every day at 12:00, the Noon gun is fired as part of a century old ceremony.
Enjoy the views and have a traditional Malay style meal.

Noon Gun Tea room, Signal Hill, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

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Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes Memorial, a tribute to Cecil John Rhodes, stands on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, on the Northern flank of Table Mountain.

Rhodes Memorial, Devil's Peak, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Robben Island
Robben Island was a prison for political prisoners during the apartheid years. Let former prisoners offer a glimpse of what it was like.

Robben Island Prison, Robben Island, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

The South African Jewish Museum
The South African Jewish Museum provides an engaging account of the South African Jewish history.

South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Statues in Cape Town
A selection of the beautiful statues to be found in the centre of Cape Town.

Dellville Wood Memorial, The Company Garden, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

Stellenbosch Village Museum
Four houses each representing a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch Village Museum, Stellenbosch, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

St Georges Cathedral
St Georges Cathedral stands at the southern tip of Africa, but its architecture and style of worship points to the Anglican heritage.

St Georges Catherdral, Cape Town Culture, Cape Town

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