Ditsong National Museum of Military History

Museum in Johannesburg

Image by Jenali Skuse Lonely Planet

If you’re fascinated by guns, tanks and aircraft, you can see artefacts and implements of destruction from the 1899–1902 Anglo-Boer War through to WWII at this well-curated musem near the zoo.

Outside stands the impressive memorial arch to the fallen in the Boer War designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and topped by a giant bronze Angel of Peace statue by Russian artist Naoum Aronson.