- The Cape Town franchise of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! international network of odditorums
- The Cape Town museum counts 170 different attractions
The international sensation is a new addition to the Cape Town entertainment line-up at the V&A Waterfront. Experience the hall of oddities that has earned Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! worldwide fame. Known for exhibits that feature items so strange and unusual that visitors might question the claims, the Cape Town museum is packed with over 170 different attractions. Expect trinkets and artefacts ranging from the strange to the bizarre to the simply unbelievable.
Cartoonist, explorer, reporter, adventurer, and collector Robert L. Ripley was obsessed with unbelievable stories. Nicknamed ‘the modern Marco Polo’, Ripley travelled to 201 countries in 35-years collecting thousands of strange artefacts for his collection. He opened seven different ‘Odditoriums’ to house these items. Their popularity lead to the launch of a book on his collection, followed by a live radio show and then Ripley’s own TV show. Today, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museums are found in 10 countries around the world.
City Pass offering
Free entry for Pass holders is only valid after 18:00.
Ripleys Believe It or Not!
Advice for visitors
There is so much to see and do at Ripley’s! Guests should be sure to give themselves enough time to look at everything. A handy way to make sure you don’t leave anything out is to purchase a complete list of all the artefacts and exhibits available (R10) and tick them off as you go. When you have finished your tour of Ripley’s, pop into the souvenir shop. Then, walk across the pedestrian swing bridge at the Clock Tower to enjoy the many entertainment and restaurant options the waterfront has to offer.
Did you know
More than two million people visited Ripley’s first odditorum, which opened in 1933 at the World’s Fair in Chicago. In 1936, Ripley was voted the most popular man in America.