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Fred Turner Windpump Museum

Loeriesfontein, South Africa
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Windmills & Karoo History

What a surprise to get more than just a windmill tour but initimate historic information from the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Gillian D
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A museum dedicated mainly to windmills ... of every size and colour, hey dot the large property... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
FrancoiseArmour
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Loeriesfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

What a surprise to get more than just a windmill tour but initimate historic information from the nicest lady who brims with knowledge and enthusiasm. So much memorabilia has been collected and is on display. If you get your timing right you could enjoy freshly...More

1  Thank Gillian D
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A museum dedicated mainly to windmills ... of every size and colour, hey dot the large property, begging to be photographed. The museum building is also of interest, showing the life of farmers in this rather remote corner of the province.

1  Thank FrancoiseArmour
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Wat a wonderful experience to visit this museum...one of is kind in South Africa. A very enthusiastic curator and guide with a magnitude of information about te exhibits and the town and surroundings. A must visit wen in te area...well done!

1  Thank PaulHWessels
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This museum offers a great collection of several items of historic value. Enjoyed the visit on an early week day while travelling through Loeriesfontein. Loved the plethora of windpumps next to the museum. Would love to return to this quant town. Ideal for an interesting...More

1  Thank Kardoesie
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

The lady presenting the tour of both the history museum and the Windpump Museum made it so interesting. It was wonderful to see how the pioneers lived and their wagons, old bibles, clothes, cookware, clothes etc. What a hard life and such courageous people. The...More

2  Thank Rose K
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a bus tour. Some lovely photo opportunities with the windmills and lots of patches of flowers in around the town. Not a lot to do or see other than the windmills and a lovely church around the corner.

2  Thank rozp283
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A great place to stop off, stretch you legs and be amused. Informative staff will entertain you with stories of times gone by. And who would have thought you got so many different wind pumps!? Probably not worth a trip to Loeriesfontein in itself, but...More

2  Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This museum is a must visit if you are in the area. What makes it so special are the people who look after this place. The museum is full of local Karoo history and a great collection of wind pumps and wind mills. Pumps for...More

2  Thank Julieb312559
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Who would have thought windmills could be so interesting? Another little gem of a museum being kept alive by good will and enthusiasm.

2  Thank Crundle
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were intrigued by the windmill museum. Interesting and the lady offering info knew her facts. While initially felt " ag another Voortrekker museum" we were given interesting fact about the locals and lifestyle. A wee bit too long for us who were rn route...More

2  Thank Adrian S
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