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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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interesting museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a beautiful museum remembering the ostrich boom. very well preserved, it feels almost like a time capsule. worth the historic trip

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Thank Susanne B
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

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 with a more modern touch ,

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Thank Anonpeo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

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Thank Laura L
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3 of 5 bubbles 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".

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Thank Alfred F
Mercer Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 who want to spend time reading and learning.

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Thank CWR01
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to follow the Ostrich boom. The Ostrich feather boas and hats were all the craze... More 

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Thank Rose K
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 been to Ostrich Safari, this was the icing on the cake. From there you get... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Jewish community and the Polish evacuees from the war. There was an impressive collection of... More 

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Thank Mary H
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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