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Table Mountain, Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Two Oceans Marathon, Noon Gun, Lions Head, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Langa Township, Koopmans-de Wet House, Two Oceans Aquarium, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Groot Constantia, Newlands Brewery, Holocaust Centre, Rhodes Memorial, The Company's Garden, Greenmarket Square, Newlands Stadium, South African National Gallery , Orange Kloof, Blue Train, Long Street Baths, Signal Hill, Whisky Live Festival, St George's Cathedral, V&A Waterfront, World of Birds
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It’s little wonder that the South African Museum and Planetarium in Cape Town is such a popular stop on the hop on-hop off bus route; both the museum and the planetarium are located under one roof. The South African Museum is the country’s oldest, having opened its doors in 1825 and with well over a million exhibits collected, displayed and rotated over the years, it’s reasonable to expect a world-class facility filled with the most interesting and rarest of items. And if you tire of the natural history and science stuff, you can pop down the hall to watch a celestial display at the planetarium.
Exhibits to look out for at the museum are the 4-storey whale well with complete whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling including that of a blue whale, nautical displays, a discovery room for children, life sized Megaladon jaws, mounted mammals and birds of the region, fossil dioramas and African dinosaurs.
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