The Shell Museum, also known as the Charlotte Kritzinger Shell Museum, is a fantastic family attraction in Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape. The museum began in Charlotte’s private home, a local resident who collected unique shells and marine life skeletons in boxes.
Today, the museum is home to more than 600 different kinds of shells, making it one of the largest shell collections in South Africa. Visitors can look forward to seeing the legendary cowry, paper nautilus, baby jam tarts, and a new species of cone. Local shells and shell craft can be bought from the shell shops and stalls located just outside of the museum. Don’t miss the annual Shell Festival held in September each year.