Iziko Slave Lodge
Visiting this museum will give you essential history of Cape Town. You're advised that it will be rather sensitve for children, but hopefully you are raising your children to be aware of their need to be part and parcel of transformative justice, and responsible global citizens.
This is the 2nd oldest building in Cape Town (after the Castle), and was where the slaves were housed in appalling conditions in colonial times. The exhibits give a good insight into the history of slavery in Cape Town, as well as other changing temporary exhibitions.
This and the Iziko Cultural Museum have a good selection of local art and history
“I am proud to say this museum showcases South Africa's beauty, nature and origins in a world class fascinating way. I can visit this place over and over again.”
“A beautiful historic inner city garden (the Cape's original refreshment station) with a lovely restaurant, The National Gallery and the National Museum.”
“Although we may not have as extensive a collection of art as European galleries, there are some interesting pieces by local artists as well as interesting changing temporary exhibitions”
“A small museum but worthwhile visiting to learn some of the history of South Africa. Charly's Bakery is nearby. ”
“A walk along the colourful houses of the Bo Kaap is well worthwhile to experience an important part of the city's history. For more information visit the museum there too. Pop into Atlas Spices for Cape Malay spice and Rose Café for a traditional samoosa or koeksister (if they haven't sold out of them!)”