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C.P Nel Museum

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Address: 3 Baron van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7306
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum...

A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.

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I wasn't sure what to expect as there were a number of older negative comments. I believe they predate the renovations. The room on the ostriches was very informative, including... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2015
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Edinburgh
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect as there were a number of older negative comments. I believe they predate the renovations. The room on the ostriches was very informative, including the involvement of Jewish merchants in the business.

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Batam, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Not only the building but also the well decorated rooms provides you with a superb insight of life in Oudtshoorn during the early years. Many artifacts has been kept in good condition and also the Synagogue inside, which is still in use, is unique.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The C.P Nel Museum boast so much history and the friendly staff are nit afraid of any questions you would like to pass their way. Definitely an experience worth remembering is one of the places worth visiting.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Absolutely amazing experience. The museum is well-run and in pristine condition, as are the artifacts. It provides a thorough look-back at the heritage of Oudtshoorn, so that one feels transported in time. Items pertain to various period facets of life, from ostrich farming to medicines, clothing to automobiles/transport, coins and stamps to household gadgetry. This museum is a definite must-see... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

You must visit this museum when in Oudtshoorn as it is extremely well maintained and an excellent reflection if the areas history and people. It is in town opposite some great restaurants so make a morning visit and have some lunch.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This Museum is the archetypical museum style place. has loads of potential for a tea garden and more exciting exhibits. Perhaps needs a bit more inter-active exhibits. The place is well kept and maintained by the staff, but a person leaves feeling that a golden opportunity has been missed!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Very pretty and fairly short historical review of the town. Really interesting to see all the stories, personal and collective that have transpired in that area of S.A.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The best, most complete & well preserved museums, depicting the life in SA & Oudtshoorn from Victorian times to present, ever visited in SA. Well worth a visit.

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Great Brak River, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I really looked forward to this activity. I do not leava town before visiting their museum. As this ons was not worth the trip. You start at point A all the way to L. But wih each point you get trapped in a corner then have to go back and the look for the next letter to make sure you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a beautiful informative museum with some excellent "extras": the ostrich hall "celebrating" the ostrich, the working synagogue in the museum. The crockery display, Wedgwood display, antique clothing. Rooms furnished in furniture that once belonged to "Gert Towers Olivier", awesome museum!

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