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Gold of Africa Museum

96 Strand Street | Martine Melck House, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 405 1540
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All that glitters is gold...

This small museum is well worth visiting...the gold displays are wonderful...and it makes one... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Jane W
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
A multi media tribute to Nelson Mandela

This museum is housed in the Martine Melck house in Cape Town. While there is still a goldsmith... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
jonahNJ
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Pennington, New Jersey
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96 Strand Street | Martine Melck House, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This small museum is well worth visiting...the gold displays are wonderful...and it makes one appreciate the true glory of this precious metal. Nice shop with some beautiful gold on offer at a price...

2  Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museum is housed in the Martine Melck house in Cape Town. While there is still a goldsmith studio on the property, the current exhibit is primarily dedicated to detailing the life of Nelson Mandela. However, there is one room dedicated to detailing the gold...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Set in downtown Cape Town, the Martin Melck house is a fine example of colonial architecture reminiscent of early Cape Town. Well restored and converted into the Gold of Africa Museum, the Martin Melck house at present boasts a Mandela exhibit. The interesting history of...More

Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Easily accessible... The museum is a must visit for kids and adult alike.. It's interesting how it takes you through the history of gold in Africa... Plus the artifacts on display are simply dazzling... One can buy a little souvenir from the museum shop for...More

1  Thank Tarun T
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic exhibit...just amazing. Perfect thing to do after having come back from Robben Island. This comprehensive look into the entire life of Mandiba was so insightful...I had no idea of how interesting and complex his life was. Loved the stories of his childhood and parents....More

Thank Brad S
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a rich and rewarding experience. Entered the quaint museum with low expectation, experienced a multi-level explosion of artefacts and history about this precious metal! Perfect for a rainy or windy day.

Thank Merry W
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

It's nice and small. It gives you a pretty good idea/impression of the history of gold in South Africa. Informative without being loaded.

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Reviewed 24 November 2015

This museum is no longer in operation but it definitely offered a unique cultural journey accompanied by all the local foods and the camp site story telling theme to round off the experience.

Thank Didynw
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We were with a group of about 20 and attended a dinner here. We were greeted with flutes of champagne with real gold flakes swirling in the updraft of bubbles. Food was served from large wooden bowls and platters. We enjoyed the staples of African...More

1  Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

Wow I really enjoyed our evening at the Gold Museum. The artifacts and notations were extremely interesting and enlightening. It was a great time spent.

2  Thank mikni2wri
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