Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko Museums of South Africa operates 11 national museums in Cape Town.  It is one of the premier cultural institutions in South Africa.  The museums house natural history, social history and art collections in magnificent, historic buildings which in themselves are national treasures.

IZIKO is an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge is passed from one generation to the next. (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

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