NAMAQUALAND, BUSHMANLAND & WEST COAST INFORMATION RESOURCE

300 YRS OF REGIONAL HISTORY AND NATURAL HISTORY IN PRINT

Our collection of some thousand items is the largest ever assembled under one roof and consists of books, booklets, pamphlets, maps and photos dating from some 300 years ago until yesterday. 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.

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

Hours are 10-12 and 3-5pm. A small entrance fee is charged.

 

 

The Kliphuis was built by Benjamin Louis Rabinowitz – an early Jewish trader and pioneer from Lithuania. Although it is not certain exactly when the house was built, it was sometime in the early 1900’s, while he was mainly engaged in trading in Port Nolloth and from his concession in Steinkopf. 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