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Situated in one of South Africa’s most scenic of places, the Hartenbos Museum exhibits everything Voortrekker-related as well as provides information on the history of Hartenbos town. The Voortrekkers were Dutch colonists who tried to escape British rule by travelling inland in what is today known as the Great Trek. This epic journey began in 1838 and lasted 13 years, and is immortalised at the Hartenbos Museum, as is the lifestyle of the people who participated.
The museum is divided up into sections that tell a story from the time of preparing for the trek, to the daily tasks and the many challenges they faced. Dioramas of men repairing a wagon to women and children preparing meals bring the scenes to life, while many of the tools and products on display are authentic and collected over many years. These include household items, clothing and weaponry. An interesting exhibit is that of the laager formation, a method... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.