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A bibliophile's dream!

Another stunning old building, this time housing a vast repository of basically everything... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Jilldutoit
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Wonderful Staff & Some Really Precious Books

When I visited the Slave Lodge, I learned that Afrikkans was first written in the Arabic script... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
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Aug 2, 2018
“A bibliophile's dream!”
Jul 11, 2018
“Wonderful Staff & Some Really Precious Books”
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Another stunning old building, this time housing a vast repository of basically everything published in SA! As previous reviewers have mentioned, if you have anything specific you would like to view or do research on, then you need to phone in advance and make a...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

When I visited the Slave Lodge, I learned that Afrikkans was first written in the Arabic script. As a native speaker of the Arabic language, I was curious to see the language in this script and try to read it and see how close is...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

While holidaying in Cape Town for 15 nights from 29/11/17 to 14/12/17 I would often walk past the Library during my daily sightseeing & decided to call in on Monday 11/12/17. Architecturally old white beautiful building and looks very grand on approach, no admission fee...More

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If libraries are your 'thing' – or if you grew up looking for books in a classic card catalogue (picture attached) – then I'd highly recommend swinging by the National Library of South Africa's Cape Town campus, right next to The Company's Gardens in the...More

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