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Historic sites in South Africa

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If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in South Africa and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in South Africa and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in South Africa you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in South Africa, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Historical sites in South Africa : Site Index

  • Anglo-Boer War Museum Anglo-Boer War Museum
    The Anglo-Boer War Museum in Bloemfontein explores the history of the Second Anglo-Boer War.

  • Apartheid Museum Apartheid Museum
    The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg tells the story of South Africa’s apartheid regime and how it eventually fell.
    Photo by jasonwhat (cc)

  • Battle of Blood River Memorial Battle of Blood River Memorial
    The Battle of Blood River Memorial commemorates a fierce clash between the Boers and the Zulus in 1838.

  • Castle of Good Hope Castle of Good Hope
    The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

  • District Six District Six
    District Six was a thriving multicultural area in Cape Town, South Africa until it was destroyed by apartheid.
    Photo by derekkeats (cc)

  • District Six Museum District Six Museum
    The District Six Museum is dedicated to the history of District Six, an area destroyed during the Apartheid.
    Photo by thomas_sly (cc)

  • Geelbecks River Blockhouse Geelbecks River Blockhouse
    Mortared stonework type blockhouse, 12km North of Laingsburg, and right next to the N1 national highway (motorway) between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

  • Isandlwana Battlefield Isandlwana Battlefield
    Isandlwana Battlefield was the site of a British defeat in the Anglo-Zulu Wars.
    Photo by NH53 (cc)

  • Ladysmith Siege Museum Ladysmith Siege Museum
    The Ladysmith Siege Museum explores the town’s history during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

  • Laing’s Nek Battlefield Laing’s Nek Battlefield
    Laing’s Nek Battlefield was the site of a major battle in the First Anglo-Boer War.
    Photo by Elizabeth Thompson (cc)

  • Majuba Hill Majuba Hill
    Majuba Hill in South Africa was the site of the final battle of the First Anglo-Boer War.
    Photo by Vberger (cc)

  • Mvezo Mvezo
    Mvezo was the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.

  • National Women’s Memorial - Bloemfontein National Women’s Memorial - Bloemfontein
    The National Women’s Memorial in Bloemfontein is a Second Anglo-Boer War monument.

  • Qunu Qunu
    Qunu was the childhood home of South African leader Nelson Mandela and is part of the Nelson Mandela Museum.

  • Robben Island Robben Island
    Robben Island was the prison in which Nelson Mandela was held under South Africa’s apartheid regime.

  • Rorke’s Drift Rorke’s Drift
    Rorke’s Drift was the site of a famous British victory in the Anglo-Zulu Wars.

  • Spioenkop battlefield Spioenkop battlefield
    Spioenkop battlefield in South Africa was the site of a Boer victory in the Second Anglo-Boer War.

  • The Nelson Mandela Museum The Nelson Mandela Museum
    The Nelson Mandela Museum tells the story of one of South Africa’s most iconic leaders.

  • Voortrekker Monument Voortrekker Monument
    The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria commemorates South Africa’s Boer pioneers.
    Photo by Mister-E (cc)

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