About this Museum

The Iziko Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The museum explores themes from human wrongs to human rights, centred around the long history of slavery in South Africa. Through the changing programme of temporary exhibitions, the Slave Lodge aims to address issues around and raise awareness of human rights.

*Please note: This site is open to the public from 6pm


What’s on Show

Remembering Slavery

Under Cover of Darkness

Unshackled History: The Wreck of the Slave Ship, São José, 1794

Singing Freedom


Secondary Programme


6.00PM – 7.30PM
In conversation with Vanessa Ludwig, Lucy Campbell and Dr. Yvette Abrahams on Slavery, Resilience and the Making of the ‘Strong Woman’ Narrative

7.30PM – 8.00PM
Poetry by Diana Ferrus