1South African Museum and Planetarium, Cape Town
Situated in the Company Gardens alongside other significant national cultural institutions, the museum is known for its excellent displays on the Khoisan.
2District Six, Cape Town
Commemorates the once-vibrant mixed-race community of District Six, forcibly evicted from their homes during the apartheid era.
3Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town
Traces the African continent’s relationship with gold and the history of gold-smithing. There are hundreds of artefacts on view, associated with ancient African civilisations
4Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
Portrays the trials of daily life under apartheid and highlights its most oppressive episodes. A world-class museum with interactive exhibits.
5Origins Centre, Johannesburg
A new star on Johannesburg’s cultural horizon, this museum located at the University of the Witwatersrand explores human ancestry, bringing to life the oldest-known inhabitants of South Africa, the San.
6Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley
A reconstruction of Kimberley in the 1880s with a diamond digging feature suited to children, set alongside the Big Hole.
7Museum Africa, Johannesburg
Details the development of the city of Johannesburg. Highlights include the Ghandi exhibit, the display on Sophiatown and the Treason Trial display.
8SA National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg
From small arms to armoured vehicles to some of the rarest military aircraft in the world, this museum looks at wars fought by South Africans, and commemorates those who gave their lives in battle
9Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
Tons of natural history to explore with something to interest visitors of all ages. A walk back into time.
10Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Cape Town
On the grounds of the city’s Great Synagogue, the museum draws parallels between all struggles against oppression. The South African Jewish Museum is also located on the property.