Places of geographic and Historical significance

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Find places of geographic and historical significance and companies that offer Geography orientated learning activities and outings for schools. Whether its environmental centres, heritage sites, historical monuments, museums, national parks and gardens or nature reserves, you'll find it here.

Museum of Military History
Saxonwold Central Johannesburg
A home for the memory and study of military history of South Africa. We also offer school tours.
All ages

Transvaal Museum
CBD Central Pretoria South / Tshwane
The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages

Apartheid Museum
Ormonde South East Johannesburg
interactive history museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
From 12 - 18 yrs old

Origins Centre Reviews
Braamfontein Central Johannesburg
The Origins Centre and Museum tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality.
From 6 yrs - All ages

The Voortrekker Monument
Groenkloof Pretoria South / Tshwane
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers)who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
From 7 yrs - All ages

South African National Parks
Gauteng
PEAP - Public Education and Awareness Project. We take displays to schools and shopping centres
All ages

Sterkfontein Caves
Muldersdrift West Rand
The ancient dolomite caves, with an underground lake, an hour from Johannesburg, is one of the fossils sites in the Cradle of Humankind .
From 6 yrs old

National Cultural History Museum
CBD Central Johannesburg
A museum which explores South Africa's cultural diversity with various permanent and temporary exhibitions
All ages

Adler Museum of Medicine
Parktown Central Johannesburg
The history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages. From children's birthday parties to school tours!
From 4 - 14 yrs old

Roodepoort Museum
Florida Park West Rand
The Roodepoort Museum house the memory of the region's culture, achievements and values. The permanent displays illustrate the changes brought about
From Birth - All ages

Maropeng
Muldersdrift West Rand
Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is a fun and educational visit for the entire family.
From 6 yrs old

National Geographic Kids Magazine
An interactive, multi-topic magazine covering animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events and cultures
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Hector Peterson Museum
Orlando West South West Johannesburg
A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.
From 6 - 14 yrs old

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