Museums in the Overberg

BY LIANDE BARNARD - JULY 4, 2017

The Overberg region has a rich history going back thousands of years to a time when the indigenous Khoi people lived here before the first European settlers arrived. This area has been a home or point of interest for explorers, innovators, artists and writers from Bartholomeu Diaz and Olof Bergh to Hendrik Verwoerd and Breyten Breytenbach.

If you’re looking for an activity that won’t cost you an arm and a leg why not get whisked into yesteryear and explore the old-world.  Visiting museums is a fun activity to do with friends and family and what better place to go than the Overberg region where most of it started.

Here are some of the museums you may want to visit in the area: 

Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

Address:  Bredasdorp Museum, 6 Independent Street, Bredasdorp
Trading times:  Mon - Fri from 09:00 - 16:45; Sat from 09:00 – 14:45 and Sun from 10:30 – 12:30
Contact: 028 424 1240

Caledon Museum

Address: 16 Constitution Street, Caledon
Trading times: Weekdays from 09:00 - 16:00.
Contact: 028 212 1511 

Elgin Apple Museum

Address: Main Road, Grabouw
Trading times: Mon - Sat from 09:30 - 18:00
Contact: 021 859 2042

Strandveld Museum

Address: Frikkiesbaai, Franskraal
Trading times: Mon - Sat from 10:00 – 12:00 and from 15:00 - 16:30.
Contact: 028 388 021

Genadendal Mission Museum

Address: Church Square (Kerkplein), Genadendal
Trading times: Mon - Thu from 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00, Fri from 09:00 – 15:30 and Sat from 10:00 – 14:00
Contact: 028 251 8220

De Wet's Huis Photo Museum

Address: Corner of Market Street and Marine Drive, Hermanus
Trading times: Please enquire
Contact: 028 313 0418 

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

Address: Agulhus National Park, Cape Agulhas
Trading times: Please enquire
Contact: 028 435 6222

Stanford Public Library

Address: 24 Longmarket Street, Stanford
Trading times: Please enquire
Contact: 028 341 0640
Price: Free to browse

 

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