Did you know that you can find 350 West African Gold artefacts and over one and a half million specimens of scientific importance in Cape Town?
Find out more about Cape Town’s rich heritage and beyond, by visiting some of its treasured museums.
Imagine a hybrid of London’s Borough and Spitalfields markets, sun-drenched and cooled by Indian Ocean breezes, with an occasional stream of Afrikaans or Xhosa cutting through a near-constant chorus of “raaaht! ” and you’ll have an idea of the scene here at the Neighbourgoods Market .
Conceived and launched in 2006 by Justin Rhodes, a 30-year-old American, and his South African partner, Cameron Munro, who met and began dating in New York City in 2004, the market is an offshoot of Whatiftheworld , a design and art collective they founded in 2005.
Carrying bowls of falafel or Cape Malay curry and sipping biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc, they all browse and buy.Though it’s a well-known fact that Cape Town swoons visitors from around the world, the Mother City, with her splendid natural beauty, also happens to be a prime place to fall in love.With trendy eateries, intimate bars and scenic wine estates on every corner and a plethora of fun, innovative activities at every turn, Cape Town is chock-a-block with great options for a memorable romantic rendezvous, whether it’s a first date or a 50th anniversary.Iziko South African Museum Founded in 1825, the museum moved to its present location in the historic Company Gardens in 1897.The museum houses over one million specimens of scientific importance including tools that are around 120,000 years old.