Archaeology

The Granary

The Granary Reception / Information on museum complex and surrounds. Exhibit of old wagon trails, mountain passes and a display of Fynbos species of the area.The very popular Ethno Botanical Garden and Braille Trail is situated just outside the Granary. The Granary (1787) was built in 1786 by the Dutch East India Company. This led to the opening up and expansion of the grain and...

The Maritime Museum

The Vasco da Gama Exhibit At Maritime Museum, Mossel Bay The building was originally erected in 1901 to serve as a grain and sawmill. It was adapted to serve as a unique The Maritime Museum (1901) and houses the impressive life-size replica of Bartolomeu Dias's caravel, the ship in which he sailed into Mossel Bay in the year 1488. It also displays ship models of a bygone era, route maps to the East and exploration of the Dark...

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Bartlomeus Dias statute at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to set foot on South African soil at Mossel Bay. The museum grounds are situated at the very site where he came ashore and made contact with the indigenous people. The Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias came ashore at Mossel Bay in 1487 and after making landfall all down the West Coast of Africa, he eventually stopped off Mossel Bay...

University of Cape Town Irma Stern Museum and Art Gallery

University of Cape Town Irma Stern Museum and Art Gallery Permanent collection of Irma Stern's work and personal collections of art housed in her former home. Regular contemporary exhibition venue. This museum is dedicated to the works and art collection of Irma Stern (1894-1966), one of South Africa's greatest painters. The museum is administered by the University of Cape Town and occupies the Firs, the artist's home for 38...

Collections and exhibitions - South African National Gallery

Collections and exhibitions - South African National Gallery The Permanent Collection contains outstanding examples of British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Many leading British artists of the early 20th century are represented, including members of the New English Art Club and those of the Bloomsbury Group. A number of works by important artists such as John Walker, Michael Porter, Gary Wragg, Alan Davie and Ronald Kitaj were...

Reference library

Reference library The South African National Gallery Library has unique references on South African art: a collection of newspaper cuttings dating back to 1904; a comprehensive pamphlet collection from the turn of the century. We also have an extensive range of international journals and books. The collection boasts: books & journals, newspaper clippings since 1904, DVDs, CDs &...

Education Activities - South African National Gallery

Education Activities - South African National Gallery The South African National Art Gallery believe that art is a primary vehicle for fostering cross-cultural awareness and appreciation. Through exhibitions, tours, workshops, lectures, semiars and films, we strive to promote inter-cultural dialogue and thus assist in the bridge-building process so necessary for social reconstruction. They are painfully aware that the...

South African National Art Gallery (SANG)

South African National Art Gallery (SANG) Features both Southern African and international art. The permanent collection concentrates on South African art, including a contemporary component, beadwork and repatriation artefacts as well as an indigenous sculpture collection. Lying in the Company Gardens, opposite the South African Museum on Government Avenue, the South African National Gallery houses some of the...

Sasol Art Museum - University of Stellenbosch Museum

Sasol Art Museum - University of Stellenbosch Museum Items of art, cultural history, anthropology and archaeology are on display. There are also reproductions of San rock art and examples of San household and ritual objects, clothing and weaponry. The Stellenbosch Village Museum (18 Van Ryneveld Street) is set for a beautiful insight into the town and its rich history. The museum, set in the oldest part of Stellenbosch, is...

South Africa Archaeology

Sterkfontein caves If it's true that Africa is the cradle of all mankind - and most palaeontologists believe this to be so - then Sterkfontein Caves is surely one of the continent's sacred sites. Palaeontological significance aside, the caves are awe-inspiring, and a tour into their dark, chill, primeval depths leaves a lasting impression on visitors. Discovered by an...