WHAT TO DO IN PORT NOLLOTH – VISIT THE KLIPHUIS NAMAQUA ARCHIVE

NAMAQUALAND, BUSHMANLAND & WEST COAST INFORMATION RESOURCE

Our collection of some thousand items, assembled over some forty years, is the largest ever assembled under one roof.  It consists of books, booklets, pamphlets, maps and photos dating from some 300 years ago until yesterday. They cover a wide range of subjects which can be seen in the right hand sidebar. Come and share in this fascinating resource; listen to short presentations on aspects of this region’s history by your host Arne Schaefer, well known erstwhile owner of Africana Books and author of two books on the region. Students and researchers may make use of the archive’s facilities by appointment, and small groups can be catered for.

 

Limited free wi-fi is available as well as copy facilities at a reasonable charge.

Hours are  normally 10-12 and 3-5pm – otherwise prior arrangements need to be made. A small entrance fee is charged.

The archive is wheelchair-friendly

 

 

  • The Kliphuis was built by Benjamin Louis Rabinowitz, a pioneer Jewish trader and shopkeeper who immigrated to South Africa  from Lithuania in the last few years of the 19th century to escape the increasing Russian pogroms. Although it is not certain exactly when the house was built, the plot was first assigned in 1910, and the house was built by Louis, a mason, a carpenter as well as local labourers. Read more in about us…

Please do visit us when in Port Nolloth:

We are situated one block east of the main Alexander Bay road at the c/o Sandy Lane and Kerk Street, a couple of hundred metres from our colleagues at the Port Nolloth Museum.

Our E-mail address: bookman@namaqua-archive.co.za

Postal: P O Box 112, Port Nolloth, 8280 N. Cape

Tel No: 082 635 1857

Updated 30/01/2018