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C.P Nel Museum

3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7306
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A virtual tour back in history of the Klein Karoo.

Exhibit of items from history,culture, geology , archeology of the Klein Karoo. Some eye openers... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Janetdixon12345i
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
interesting museum

This is well worth a visit. There are lots of interesting exhibits but they are a not always easy... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Anonpeo
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7306
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Exhibit of items from history,culture, geology , archeology of the Klein Karoo. Some eye openers and beautifully recreated displays. Dont miss it!

Thank Janetdixon12345i
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is well worth a visit. There are lots of interesting exhibits but they are a not always easy to understand. The history of the Ostrich farming was the best . Some of the atefacts needed to better displayed and labelled and it could do...More

Thank Anonpeo
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is full of interesting cultural and geographical and farming history The artifacts are well kept

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the place and found the ostrich farming exhibit to be the most interesting of the lot. The other exhibits managed to showcase life in Karoo back then, but they felt a bit "all over the place".

Thank Alfred F
Reviewed 24 November 2016

There is a lot of history here. I was pretty impressed. All worth a visit, but other than the onsite Poke-gym, I would not bring kids, as there is not a lot to entertain the younger set. This is more for the serious cerebral sort...More

Thank CWR01
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the C P Nel Museum, which is housed in the old High School. It was interesting to enjoy both the architecture of the old stone building - including the Bank and Chemist of the bygone era , the Jewish Synagogue and...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The building was formerly a boys school and has been beautifully repurposed into a museum. There are rooms from A-J (?) with some outside exhibits. You start with the history of the area which is, of course, based on the ostrich business. Amazing! Having just...More

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The CPNel museum tells the fascinating story of the area and the town as the "Ostrich Capital of the World". For a very reasonable 25Rand per person we learned about the market in feathers, leather manufacture and food production as well as learning about the...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

All you need to know and see about Oudtshoorn and the history. From clothing and all old stuff. Go go and see for yourself

Thank altatheart
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see the museum and saw there a synagogue that they claim is still being used today. They also had the history of the ostriches in the area and furniture and memorabilia

Thank Karen S
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