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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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Great museum well worth a visit

Lots of interesting photos and information about local area, great history lesson, well worth a... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2016
Graeme Cochrane
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Dollar, United Kingdom
Marvellous insight into the history of this 'Ostrich' town

A very good museum showing the history of this town based on the ostrich industry. Marvellous... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
Vivien I
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Cape Town, South Africa
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • 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 23 February 2016

Lots of interesting photos and information about local area, great history lesson, well worth a visit, there is an entry fee

Thank Graeme Cochrane
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A very good museum showing the history of this town based on the ostrich industry. Marvellous exhibits of garments trimmed with feathers. Also complete shops from the beginning of the last century, a pharmacy and a bank, and interiors of a similar period.

Thank Vivien I
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a wonderful little museum along with the town house up the road. A good collections of items well arranged that gives a good insight into rural life beyond the ostrich that this town is famous for. All the artefact are well presented. Really...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 7 February 2016

A real view into a past life and for us additionally interesting as it has one of the oldest synagogues in South Africa. Also an interesting exhibit on the 500 children who were sent to South Africa during the second world war from Poland via...More

Thank HowardB49
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I love museums and thoroughly enjoyed this one. I didnt have much time left of my trip to stay as long as wouldve liked but it was fun nonetheless. There is a room I got a "vibe" from as if the spirits didnt want us...More

Thank Annabel B
Reviewed 14 January 2016

It was interesting to walk through this old home with the original rooms and furnishings. The homes represent the riches of owners who built their fortunes on ostrich farming and feathers.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The CP Nel Museum offers the visitor a good idea of how the "good old times" were when the feathers of the ostrich were still weighed up with gold... Clothing, furniture from those times are displayed and the "otstrich age" is put brilliantly into perspective....More

Thank Horst S
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I had an hour to spare, and went to the museum. Beautiful well preserved sneak preview into the opulence of the past, of Ostich Barons and their way of life. Worth a visit as well as the R20 entrance fee.

Thank Hanlie W
Reviewed 8 December 2015

History and artifacts of early Jewish migrants to this area of special interest. Staff were most helpful and solicitous. Only negative, and a minor one, as that the premises could have been a little less dusty.

Thank william g
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect as there were a number of older negative comments. I believe they predate the renovations. The room on the ostriches was very informative, including the involvement of Jewish merchants in the business.

Thank MrGlobetrotter_11
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