South African War 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 …

Piketberg Museum


The Museum archives contain the fascinating story of the Piketberg Jewish community as well as a priceless collection of original old school yearbooks and photographs of past Piketberg residents. Many…

Laingsburg Flood Museum


On 25 January 1981, the Karoo changed forever. The little town of Laingsburg was hit by what continues to be one of the most dramatic natural disasters ever to have happened in…

Clanwilliam Museum


Step into Clanwillliam's old jail, built in 1808 and discover more about the history of the area including the inhabitants of the San and the Rooibos tea production. This museum…

Arend Dieperink Museum


The Arend Dieperink Museum contains a valuable cultural-historical collection of Voortrekker and Sotho artifacts, and is housed in a graceful stone building originally built as a school. The museum portrays the…

Greytown Museum


The Greytown Museum is considered to be one of the finest small museums in the country and boasts a number of excellent exhibits that will appeal to young and old…

Himeville Museum


The little town of Himeville is nestled in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, with the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range behind it to make for a breath-taking backdrop of unimaginable proportions. The…

Colenso Museum


The Colenso Museum, built in 1879, is also known as the Robert E. Stevenson Museum because of the military historian and former director of Natal Hospital Services' contribution to its annuls. It…

Winterton Museum


It is a small museum but well worth a visit for its insight into Zulu history, San rock art and the Spioenkop battle. One of the highlights is a Zulu…