West Africa Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

Disclaimer — The collections listed on the Sabinet African Archives may include materials that reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. These materials are presented as part of historical records. Inclusion of these materials does not mean endorsement of or agreement with by Sabinet on any views or terms expressed in the descriptions and/or materials. Read more …

Mammalogy Collection


The Mammal Department represents the newest department of the Museum that was only established in June 1989. From small beginnings, the Museum’s mammal collection has grown rapidly and currently comprises…

Anthropological Collection


A large collection of Zulu material culture including beadwork, woodcarvings, ceramics, and weaponry. The beadwork collection is rated as one of the most comprehensive and well-researched in South Africa. Also…

Fort Saint Jago


The collection contains a 3D model of Fort Saint Jago, panorama Tour of Fort Saint Jago, photographs and maps

Fasil Ghebbi


The spatially documented monuments include the Castle of Emperor Fasilides, the Bakaffa Castle, Dawit III’s Hall, the Castle of Emperor Iyasu, the Royal Library, the Chancellery, the Royal Archive Building…