Visitor information

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, each with its own history and character. The name Iziko, an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, embodies the spirit of a transformed institution and our vision as African museums of excellence. The three ‘flames’ in our hearth logo represent the three collections brought together in our museums; Social History (ochre); Art  (red); and Natural History (green).

For any enquiries contact 021 481 3800

Additional Information:

IZIKO MUSEUMS PROVIDES FREE ENTRY ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS

21 March – Human Rights Day, 27 April – Freedom Day, 25 May – Africa Day, 24 September – Heritage Day and Heritage Week, 16 June – Youth Day, 9 August – Women’s Day, International Children’s Day (first Saturday in November),  1 December – World Aids Day & Emancipation Day

*Excludes Castle of Good Hope, Iziko Planetarium & Digital Dome and Groot Constantia

  • Free access to children aged 5 and under*
  • Free entrance for all on Iziko’s commerative days*
  • SA pensioners and students enter free on Fridays, upon provision of a valid student card* (Excludes Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope)
  • ICOM and SAMA members enter free on provision of valid cards * (Excludes Planetarium, Groot Constantia and Castle of Good Hope)
  • Half-price holiday discounts for children and accompanying adults during SA government school holidays.
  • A single-entry ‘family ticket’ for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Educators accompanying school groups enter free of charge
  • School visits: Unbooked school groups cost R8,00 per learner. Booked school groups cost R5,00 per learner. *excludes Planetarium
  • School bookings must be made via the Iziko Education and Public Programmes Booking office by contacting Ms Faith Songelwa on 021 481 3823 or fsongelwa@iziko.org.za.

Planetarium and Digital Dome Guidelines:

  • Half price ONLY on International Museum Day and Heritage Day
  • Planetarium entry includes access to Iziko South African Museum
  • Unbooked school groups are not permitted
  • Educators enter free of charge
  • Access to the Planetarium is not included in the Free Friday for students and pensioners.

Groot Constantia:

  • Visitor Route Ticket includes museum visit, Cloete Cellar wine tasting and the existing wine tasting centre). Cost R95 (only persons 18 and over as it includes wines tasting)
  • The museum is only free on Heritage Day.

Castle of Good Hope Guidelines:

  • Pricing is set by the Castle Control Board
  • Free access only on International Museum Day and Heritage Day
  • For bookings contact 021 787 1249 or castlebook@mweb.co.za

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