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Drostdy Museum

18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Such an amazing museum

This museum is just fabulous. I was there with my husband and son and we all loved it. So much to... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
OliverTheCat
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London
Small town history

Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa. The Drosdy museum demonstrates the Great... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Martin N
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Bellville, South Africa
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This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This museum is just fabulous. I was there with my husband and son and we all loved it. So much to see and do. I would definitely visit again if I go back to Swellendam.

Thank OliverTheCat
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa. The Drosdy museum demonstrates the Great history of the town. You need about 2 hours to explore. Thus us a must experience for local South African people and tourists alike

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nicely done museum in historic buildings that show how Dutch settlers lived. The town is so picturesque that I'd suggest a hike if you're pressed for time, but this was worthwhile to learn more history. There's even a small room (expansion is planned) with authentic...More

Thank Renatte A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Spent a couple of hours at the museum which is over 3 sites in close walking distance of each other. All very interesting.

Thank Caggyot
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to go to the museum by Chanel at Rothman Manor and what an execellent choice. The ladies there were so friendly & knowledgable

Thank yolanda28
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A damp Sunday and a perfect place to spend a couple of hours. The layout of the museum was very interesting, a walk back in time through the various buildings. The Ambagswerf was particularly good and my husband spent a while talking to a very...More

Thank erikagraves47
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this museum because it gave us a good idea of the history of Swellendam and surroundings. What made this visit even more delightful was the charming volunteer who told us more about the settlers of this town.

Thank jancan
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Wow! We really enjoyed the museums... A fee of R25 per person for all the different museums within short range. Money so well spent! There is so much to see. I would suggest allocating a good portion of the morning to see them all properly....More

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Book about 3 hours to visit this museum. It is on multiple locations and thus you have A LOT to see. the museum assistants are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Wernervt
Reviewed 11 March 2017

On a very wet day in January we spent a couple of hours at this museum, a very worthwhile visit. Different buildings in the town showing the history of Swellendam. I found the information on the Boer War particularly informative and made me realise how...More

Thank CyrilCat
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