We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

C.P Nel Museum

3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7306
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Feather boom residence

The Le Roux townhouse forms part of the CP Nel museum complex but it is located on Hoogstraat (High... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
postscript65
,
Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
A visit to C.P.NEL MUSEUM

A very interesting History of Oudtshoorn and the Ostrich industry. it was interesting to a synagoge... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Hilary B
,
Melbourne, Australia
Read all 155 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ostrich farming” (14 reviews)
“le roux” (7 reviews)
“local history” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 44 272 7306
Write a ReviewReviews (155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"ostrich farming"
in 14 reviews
"le roux"
in 7 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews
"jewish synagogue"
in 3 reviews
"old cars"
in 3 reviews
"shop fronts"
in 2 reviews
"turn of the century"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"wonderful insight"
in 2 reviews
"ostrich feather"
in 3 reviews
"dont miss"
in 2 reviews
"klein karoo"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"cp"
in 13 reviews
"artifacts"
in 12 reviews
"industry"
in 12 reviews
"pharmacy"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Le Roux townhouse forms part of the CP Nel museum complex but it is located on Hoogstraat (High Street). No 146 was built in 1909 by one of the families whose properity flourished with the global demand for ostrich feathers. It stands in a...More

Thank postscript65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2018

A very interesting History of Oudtshoorn and the Ostrich industry. it was interesting to a synagoge featured as well.

Thank Hilary B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A wonderful museum showcasing everything that epitomised the grand days of the ostrich feather boom yet also showing a town that has brought itself through hardships. Lovely displays from clothing, old crockery, turn of the century businesses and much more. Walking tour maps available at...More

Thank Paula B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Re creating whole shop fronts within the museum has been well done, and there is a practicing Jewish synagogue right in the museum. Be warned - prepare to spend at least a couple hours here to absorb and take in all the museum.

Thank irishmike60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This museum gives lots of information the ostrich industry and the history of Oudtshoorn. Some of the displays are old and bit hard to read. The synagogue is great as is the bank display, but the editorials are hard to read. A good museum.

Thank Mike_G6308
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Museum has a bit of everything in it. It only takes about an hour to see it all. Very small town however thats where it is.

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 February 2018

An enormous amount of information is presented in many very large galleries which is almost too much to take in on one visit. The problem is that while you feel like everything you are being told should be interesting, somehow it is not. There is...More

Thank arcee147
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The CP Nel Museum is full of treasures and extremely interesting - you also get a free ticket to visit JP LeRoux house - really worth a visit.

Thank jonomad1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The museum is in the centre of town in a fine building, formerly a school. There are a large number of exhibits of many kinds, a bit overwhelming. But it does help you to understand the rapid development of the town because of the monopoly...More

Thank GBeef
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We found ourselves with a couple of hours to spare while in the area. The museum looked like an interesting place to visit and we were glad that we did. The curator spent a lot of time with us giving us a personal history of...More

Thank cactusjohn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Oudtshoorn
Queens Hotel
392 reviews
.10 km away
Turnberry Boutique Hotel
341 reviews
.22 km away
Van Riebeeck Hotel Conference
1 review
.85 km away
Oudtshoorn Inn Hotel and Conferencing Centre
158 reviews
.96 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nostalgie
926 reviews
.62 km away
Bello Cibo Restaurant
551 reviews
.64 km away
Jemima's Restaurant
1,022 reviews
.84 km away
The Black Swan Restaurant & Wine Bar
764 reviews
1.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oudtshoorn Tourism Bureau
9 reviews
.13 km away
Arbeidsgenot
12 reviews
.91 km away
ArtKaroo Art Gallery
16 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from C.P Nel Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;