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Museums and Historic Attractions

Take a walk through history from ancient times to the last century.
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Spend time in a region that prizes its history: from ancient times to the past century. Karoo stories are around every corner and in the heart of every town: immerse yourself in odes to the Karoo’s greatest artists – Helen Martins, Walter Battiss and Olive Schreiner, discover prehistoric fossils and Khoikhoi cave paintings, or stroll through another time in history or a peaceful church. Our stories are those of every man: soldiers, playwrights and farmers – legends, every one.

Museums and Historical Attractions in the Karoo

Norval’s Pont Concentration Camp Memorial

Right in the north of the Karoo Heartland on the border between ...

Graaff-Reinet churches

The Groot Kerk is one of Graaff-Reinet’s best-known landmarks, but the town ...

Glen Avon Mill

The history of Glen Avon is that of Robert Hart who was ...

Graaff-Reinet monuments

Graaff-Reinet is one of South Africa’s oldest towns and boasts approximately 220 ...

Glen Lynden Churches

The Glen Lynden Churches are located in the Baviaans River valley north ...

Harry Potter Grave

JK Rowling, creator of the billion-dollar boarding school fantasy series, is famous ...

Graaff-Reinet Town Hall and War Memorial

On 26 June 1902 the foundation stone of the new Town Hall ...

Sid Fourie Historical House Museum

Jansenville’s Museum, better known as the Sid Fourie House, stands on Brug ...

Ganora Private Fossil Museum

Ganora Guest Farm is a sheep farm situated just outside Nieu Bethesda in the ...

Middelburg Stoel Monument

On 4 September 1901, during the South African War, the famed British ...

The Walter Battiss Art Museum

Walter Battiss was a master of oil painting and is still considered ...

Art

Somerset East Museum

The Somerset East Museum is nestled at the foot of the Boschberg ...

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Situated in the picturesque town of Nieu-Bethesda, and home of the famous ...

Old Residency Museum

The former Residency, situated diagonally opposite Reinet House at the end of ...

Grootfontein College of Agriculture

The history of Grootfontein dates back to 1781 when a certain Hendrik ...

Anglo Boer War Fort

Soon after the first shots were fired between the Boers and the ...

Olive Schreiner Sarcophagus

Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), was a political activist, feminist and author of the world-renowned ...

Old Powder Magazine

The old Gunpowder Magazine was constructed on the crest of a barren ...

Old Library Museum

While limited privately sponsored library facilities were available in Graaff-Reinet from about ...

Mohair Experience Museum

The Mohair Experience Museum was built next to the Jansenville Museum (Sid ...

Willowmore and Steytlerville Monuments

Both Willowmore and Steytlerville have a number of historic buildings, churches and ...

Middelburg Museum

The Museum Association was founded in 1983 with the prospect of establishing ...

Olive Schreiner House Museum

Olive Schreiner House at 9 Cross Street in Cradock is one of the houses in ...

The Cradock Four Monument

The Cradock Four were a group of four anti-apartheid activists who were abducted ...

The Old Blackstone Power Station

The Old Blackstone Power Station, which supplied the town with power until ...

Reinet House Museum

The Graaff-Reinet Museum or “Reinet House”, formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, ...

Oukop Hill Lookout

For the best panoramic view of the whole of Cradock you have ...

Old Nieu-Bethesda Mill

The old watermill in Nieu-Bethesda was erected in 1860 by Mr B.J. ...

Delville Wood War Memorial

The Somerset East War Memorial (also called the Delville Wood Memorial) is ...

Urquhart House Museum

The large erf at the southern extremity of Market Square, on which ...

Great Fish River Museum

The Great Fish River Museum is dedicated to showcasing the history of ...

Roodewal historic site

The Roodewal historic site next to the N10 near Cookhouse doesn’t just ...

Hester Rupert Art Museum

The foundation stone for this building was laid on 24 April 1821 ...

P W Vorster Museum (Grootfontein)

The PW Vorster Museum at the Grootfontein Agricultural Institute is housed in ...

Nieu-Bethesda Dutch Reformed Church

In 1875, a commission appointed by the Graaff-Reinet Dutch Reformed Church, purchased ...

The Owl House

Weird to some, wonderful to others, the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda is ...

Art

Steytlerville Pegasus Early Motoring Museum

Tucked away behind the Verandah Coffee Shop where ladies might lunch on ...

Die Groot Kerk

Graaff Reinet’s first recorded church was in Church Street. Building of a ...

Military History Museum

The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet ...

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