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Alanglade House Museum

Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: This grand museum is the former home of a wealthy miner and still contains many examples of period furniture, paintings and glassware.
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This tour is a must for all visitors... My breath was totally taken away by this alanglade mansion. And the tour gide is amazing as well... 10 out of 10 best place ever !!!!

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Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

It was amazing to see all the old stuff in the house It was left as if the people just moved out. From the pots and pans to the clothes and beautiful rooms full of the old furniture.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our (very cheap - ZAR20pp) tour of the house. The guide was enthusiastic and informative and the house is very well done. The gardens and the surrounds however need a lot of attention - the few employees on site appeared to be sitting around doing nothing.

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Sandton, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a big no. It changed into a cultural village where all one can buy is more African "art". You park your car, and upon return, it was washed without you requesting so, just to make a quick buck. If you then try to argue the fact that you did not request it to be washed, you are met... More

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Harrismith, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited the once famous mining historic town. What a disaster!!!! Lots of the little shops has closed and there is now street vendors everywhere. The street vendors is selling everything nothing to do with the high days of Pelgrims. Only "made somewhere else" You feel unsafe as people from all over swamp your car the moment you drive into... More

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Centurion, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I had put this house on our to do list while in the area and wasnt disappointed. The house is wonderfully preserved, with many of the original pieces of furniture and fittings having been donated by the families who had lived there, most notably from the Barry family - the first occupants of the house. Tours have to be booked... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Every history lover's dream. A true mansion! The house reflected a lot of old artifacts, each room displays the true way they used to live in the early 1900's. Very interesting and gorgeous house. Our tour guide were very informative and friendly as well as patient!! We had a million and one questions and she answered each and every one...

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Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Took a detour on the way to Graskorp. Arrived around 4 pm after a long winding drive to find most of the shops closed. Tourist information centre was also closed. A pretty settlement in the hills with traditional houses. Some good photo oppotunities but that was about all for me.

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Komga, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

everybody that comes to pelgims should go to the alanglade house meseum. The tour guide is exellent,taking you trough the house and telling you the history.This is something not to be missed.

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