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The Great Trek History

This is a small Museum devoted to the Great Trek.The entrance fee is minimal. There are old... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Rose K
Durban, South Africa
An interesting, well-curated museum!

This is a fascinating collection of items from the time of the Great Trek through to the... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Dec 28, 2018
“The Great Trek History”
Oct 2, 2018
“Dissapointing, expected more”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Majubalaan, Hartenbos, Mossel Bay, South Africa
+27 44 695 2183
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rose K
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Dull and dreary with outdated dummies.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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 46sharonu
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Deborah F
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RinaBarnard
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank zoeyza2015
Reviewed February 12, 2017

10 rand entry. Started with a film of 1938 trek which commemorated great voortrek of 1838. We didn't know a lot about the great trek, but learned about where and how they went. Interesting. Good value.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Dianne219
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