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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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If you like local history you will like this place. R25 each admission. One room is all about the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Egham, United Kingdom
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If you want to get a glimpse into the past, then visit.

For R25pp this is the best value for money we got in Oudtshoorn. The museum offers a wide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Qingdao, China
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7306
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like local history you will like this place. R25 each admission. One room is all about the Ostrich capital of the world, with costumes, hats etc to see. Also the old pharmacy is fascinating. My husband loved the old cars owned by the...More

Thank SteveandLin1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For R25pp this is the best value for money we got in Oudtshoorn. The museum offers a wide collection of pieces of a bygone era. We loved the old pharmacy and the general store. The ostrich boom display was more informative than our visit to...More

Thank RandomWillem
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We travelled along the small Karoo to the town of Oudtshoorn - plenty of Ostriches to be seen a you approach the town and decided to stop to stretch our legs and find a coffee. A few inquiries of some locals led us to the...More

Thank petesl3434
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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 1 June 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 5 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
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