Walking through Church Square, one can find some points of historical interest. Overlooking the square is the statue of Onze ... More
Walking through Church Square, one can find some points of historical interest. Overlooking the square is the statue of Onze Jan, the retired Honorable Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, an influential statesman of the 19th century whose work ensured official recognition of the Afrikaans language. The statue was made by Anton van Wouw. You will also find a circular plaque, which marks the spot where slaves were sold until their emancipation on December 1st 1834. The double-storeyed, green-shuttered building opposite the Groote Kerk was once the slave lodge, and is today the Cultural Museum.
A leper colony, an asylum and a prison are just some of Robben Island's incarnations during its turbulent history. Now
housing a museum, it is located about 11km from Cape Town's harbor and is most famous as a penal ...
As a satellite of the South African Cultural Museum , this museum features exhibits on the Cape Town Muslim community
and historical insight into the city's diverse inhabitants. The museum is situated in a restored home of the historic ...
Groote Kerk, which translates as Great Church, is South Africa's oldest formal place of worship. Founded in 1665, and built
by Herman Schuette, this is the most important Dutch Reformed Church in the country. Groote Kerk also lays claim ...