Cape Town has a rich, often turbulent history. The city was the centre of European colonisation, and boasts a melting pot of cultures brought about by the slave trade. It has endured naval battles around its shores, survived Apartheid and eventually, became a massive part in the birth of South Africa’s young democracy. The city has an abundance of museums and memorials remembering its past.
Here’s a look at some of the best places to peer into Cape Town’s history:
IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM
Situated at the top of the Company’s Garden and just around the corner from buzzing Long Street, the Iziko South African Museum plays host to more than a million artefacts, items and specimens dating back to more than a 100,000 years ago, as well as depictions of dinosaurs that once ruled the South African plains.