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 of 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

*Excludes Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium

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Additional information:

  • Free access to children aged 5 and under.*
  • Free entrance for all on Iziko’s commemorative days.*
  • SA pensioners and students enter free on Fridays, upon provision of a valid card.*
  • 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.

Commemorative days (Free entry to our museums):

Human Rights day, 21 March Freedom Day, 27 April
Africa Day, 25 May Heritage week and Heritage Day, 24 September
Youth day, 16 June World Aids & Emancipation Day, 1 December
National Women's Day, 9 August International Childrens Day, First Saturday of November

*Excludes Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium

Guidelines related to the Planetarium tabulated above:

  • Free access only on International Museum Day and Heritage Day.
  • Planetarium entry includes access to the Iziko South African Museum.
  • Unbooked school groups are not permitted.
  • Educators enter free of charge.
  • SA pensioners and students discounts are only applicable upon provision of a valid card.
  • Access to the Planetarium is not included in the Free Friday entry for students and pensioners.


School bookings must be made via the Iziko Education and Public Programmes Booking office by contacting Ms Faith Songelwa on Tel: 021 481 3823 or via email

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 Tel: 021 787 1249 or email:

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