What you can find at the Archives | Western Cape Government

What you can find at the Archives

For those brave adventurers, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge who love exploring ancient civilizations, uncovering priceless artefacts, and discovering interesting facts about the world we live in.

There's a place of wonder, just waiting to be explored... the Western Cape Archives.

Discover a world of knowledge on the history of the Cape, from the world's first company logo, to plans, maps and manuscripts dating back centuries, including family trees and marriage records.

It's your history. Come explore it. At Roeland Street in Cape Town.

Listen to our sound clips in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.

The content on this page was last updated on 3 November 2021