Friends of Iziko South African Museum


For programs please see the What's on Calendar

The Friends of the South African Museum is an organisation open to people of all ages who are interested in learning and exploring the natural and social history of our country.

The focus of the Friends is to support and assist in the promotion of Iziko South African Museum and the work it does. At the same time Friends members have interesting activities and generate interaction between the diverse communities in our society.

With these objectives in mind the Friends arrange monthly lectures with varied and interesting speakers; day outings to places of interest in and around Cape Town and field trips in the company of scientists – palaeontologists, geologists, archaeologists, ornithologists, entomologists, astronomers and historians ranging from two to five days.

Join a few good friends...

Another year has flown by and it is now time to renew your subscription for the Friends of Iziko South African Museum. Membership of the Friends is valid for one calendar year and is therefore due for renewal by 1 January 2022. 

As a result of the pandemic The Friends have not been able to offer outings for most of the year and lectures remain online. We will therefore not increase the membership subscription for 2022. We appreciate the support from members who have participated in these online lectures and in such a way remained in touch.

A renewal form is attached for your convenience. It is important for efficient administration that you please complete this form and return it to me by e-mail.
Subscription rates remain unchanged for 2022.

Membership Benefits

Free entry into the South African Museum at any time
Free entrance to the monthly lectures
Preferential rates on all outings and field trips
A regular newsletter, electronic or print, to keep members up to date on activities and lectures.

Membership Categories 2021




Seniors & Students

R 220.00



R 330.00



  •  (2 adults + 2 children under 18 years)

R 500.00


With the annual challenge of gift giving coming up soon a Gift Membership form is available should you wish to give a year’s membership to a friend or family member.
When making use of electronic banking, please use the reference: Subs and your name. It is important that you return the completed renewal form along with your proof of payment so that the database can be kept up to date. Banking details are printed on the renewal form. Please do not deposit cash into the Friends bank account as this will result in charges being levied to the account. 

If you are not in possession of a permanent membership card do let me know as this is essential for gaining free access to the museum and to the Friends monthly lectures once these resume.
The committee is in the process of putting together an interesting and varied programme of lectures and activities for 2022 and we always appreciate your ideas in this respect.


ABSA Heerengracht  
Account No: 404 033 1827  
Branch Code:  632 005
Account Name:  Friends of the South African Museum
Reference: Subs + your name
When making your payment by any method other than an EFT the Friends will be charged a fee. To cover this fee please add R20 to your deposit. Only EFT transfers do not incur bank charges.
Please e-mail together with proof of your payment:


Kind regards,

Charlotte Honiball
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum

P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone: +27 (0)21 481 3913
(09:00 to 15:00 Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile: +27 (0)21 481 3993
Cell: 072 225 6893

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Contact Details


Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00–15:00

The friend’s office at the Iziko South African Museum is attended by Charlotte Honiball on Wednesday and Fridays from 09:00-15:00. Should you wish to make contact at other times you may contact Charlotte at her no Cell 072 225 6893 between 09:00-15:00, weekdays, and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

P O Box 61, Cape Town  8000,  South Africa


25 Queen Victoria Street,  Cape Town,  South Africa

Phone: 021 481 3913
Fax: 021 481 3993
Cell: 072 225 6893


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