Clanwilliam Museum & TOWN TOUR

Church in Clanwilliam Town
Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in the country. (Number 7 if we are counting...) But nowadays it is a bustling country town. However  its history is still on show with a display of fine old Cape Dutch homes in Park Street, the flower church and the Old Gaol which is now the Clanwilliam museum. 

Clanwilliam has plenty to keep you occupied for at least a morning.

Visit the fascinating Clanwilliam Museum to learn about the Cederberg’s unique history from the San bushmen people and their rock art to the Settlers and even the Anglo-Boer war. Find out what makes this peaceful part of South Africa tick with displays on citrus farming, rooibos tea, leather goods. And learn about the unique culture of the rural Cederberg. This is perhaps typified by the award-winning riel dancers of Wupperthal. 

Walk down Park Street to see the pretty 1820 Settlers Houses. These are a smaller, simpler version of Cape Dutch houses in the winelands. Or pop into Strassbergers shoe factory to pick up a pair of immensely comfortable ‘veldskoen’. (These are hand-made walking boots which are perfect everyday use).

Learn about our Rooibos Tea industry by visiting the Rooibos tea factory for a video on tea production. And then round off your morning with a visit to one of our charming coffee shops and craft shops such as Aunti Poppie or Red Daisy. 

In the spring flower time (August to early September) we recommend visiting the Ramskop Wildflower botanical garden. And of course the Wildflower Show in late August.
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