ATKV’s Hartenbos Museum

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Alidadv26
Benoni, South Africa62 contributions
Museum closed most of the time
Dec 2020
We went to visit the museum twice but couldn’t go. According to google, the closing times are at 16:30pm. When you get there the guard says it only operates from 9am to 2pm??? Really? The beaches are closed... you try to make alternate plans to entertain the family, and then they don’t put in the effort to keep one of the main attractions open for longer!! So disappointed! Twice!!
Written 22 December 2020
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Avid Traveller
Western Cape, South Africa111 contributions
Afrikaner History
Nov 2018 • Family
As part of us exploring the town and its surroundings we visited this museum, if you`re Afrikaans speaking this will interest you, as an English person not. The buildings housed with many transport items of old such as horse carts and wagons and theres also many display of the Afrikaner history. This building is extremely cold do wear warm clothes when you visited.
Written 2 August 2019
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Prarieskies
Alberta, Canada68 contributions
Voortrekkers -brave and determined pioneers
Feb 2019 • Friends
This museum gave our visitors from Canada a good visual depiction of our country's pioneers. They were fascinated to see the similarity in tools and wagons. I particularly liked the acknowledgement of the brave pioneer women who "maintained a civilised standard of living in the wilderness due to their dedication, diligence and resourcefulness". The exhibits were good and practical depictions of life on the "trek".
Written 3 April 2019
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Rose K
Durban, South Africa674 contributions
The Great Trek History
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is a small Museum devoted to the Great Trek.The entrance fee is minimal. There are old photographs and literature, or you can walk around in a shorter time. I enjoyed seeing the scenes of life of the early settlers. It made it more real with the life sized mannequins wearing the clothes of that day. It brought home to me what hardships they faced, the lack of comfort and the tupw of experiences they had to endure on their journey through rural South Africa. There is an example of a settler wagon and their basic household items they would have had in their ox wagons. What a brave God fearing nation our country comes from . Our forefathers were an amazing race of people
Written 28 December 2018
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46sharonu
Centurion, South Africa46 contributions
Dissapointing, expected more
Oct 2018 • Family
Dull and dreary with outdated dummies. Didn't impress. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Entrance was cheap so I guess you get what you pay for. Lots of books and articles to read if you have the time.
Written 2 October 2018
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Deborah F
Southampton, UK75 contributions
History trip
Feb 2018 • Friends
We have visited South Africa many times but coming to this museum gave us a really good insight into the true history of the country and how they really had to struggle to survive. This museum is so well put together and the staff on the desk very helpful and full of information. The exhibits where being maintained as we were having our visit but that was fine. The only criticism I would make even though I gave 5 stars, is that the signage to the museum is very poor.
Written 1 February 2018
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Gerda S
Mossel Bay, South Africa36 contributions
Hartenbos ATKV museum
Jul 2017 • Friends
Took my mom of 82 here... and wow... a trip down memory lane for her and a long history lesson for me ... she loved it!!! even got a bit tearful telling us the stories of grandfathers... how they had to live and survive... take your kids here... your parents... granny and grandpa... huge selection of memorabilia... entrance cost next to nothing... very interesting...
Written 3 January 2018
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 537 contributions
An interesting, well-curated museum!
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a fascinating collection of items from the time of the Great Trek through to the centenary celebrations of the event in 1938. My husband's grandfather was one of the centenary celebration's organisers, who participated in the re-enactment of the original trek. This period of history has been well documented and displayed. The exhibits have been well looked after , the stone floors gleamingly clean!
At R5.00 per person entry fee, their running costs can hardly be covered, so donations are suggested but one trusts that this collection will still be able to be appreciated by generations to come.
Written 25 November 2017
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Serina Barnard
Hartenbos, Western Cape, South Africa19 contributions
#Getting in touch with History
Aug 2017 • Friends
What an unexpected surprise! Having lived in Bayview, Hartenbos since 1995 this was a long overdue visit. The Museum depicts life as it was for the 'Voortrekkers' during the Great Trek as accurately as one can expect it to have been. There are many examples of authentic clothing and items used daily at the time. Well worth a visit on a rainy or sunny day!!
Written 5 August 2017
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zoeyza2015
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions
Delightful
Oct 2016 • Couples
We were surprised to find a fantastic collection of all things antique related to doing your washing at the museum. We really enjoyed our walk through the display looking at the variety items on display. If you like museums or need to do something on a rainy day, visit the museum, you will be delighted.
Written 13 July 2017
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