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Fred Turner Windpump Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 we felt to bad to cut our guide lady short so we heard her out...LOL! Enjoyable and with more time on hand it's great

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Tours are conducted by local residents, We had to call to ask them to open up but Marie was there in no time and was very well informed. It was a lovely little outing.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Travelling out from Nieuwoudsville, we travelled towards Calvinia, but stopped in the small town of Louriesfontein. A tiny town that sprung up in 1894. This is a hidden Northern Cape Gem. A great trip on a dirt road 2 x 4 is recommended but not necessary, .We stopped for petrol at the very new only petrol station, which had clean paying toilets. Not much food going . Tiny old town, with a Fred Turner Museum, in the old school house, and also a Windmill museum. Windmills from all over the world. The little TrekBoer musuem was fantastically interesting. Depicts the life and times of the trekboers in this Namaqualand region. Hopefully they will add some of the history and more information on the local Hantam people, the Boesmanland people. We had a delightful coffee and pancake made by two old ladies, and sat under a tree, listening to the creaking of the 27 huge windmills, or windpumps; of which for me the one from Colorado was fascinating. You will need a couple of hours for this trip. Some pretty flowers in the region during September. The little old ladies that showed us around the inside of the school house, were so very interesting and hospitable. Donations are needed so dig into your purse. No charge otherwise. The town was once part of mining, but this is all closed down. Vast open Hantam Karoo land. Worth a visit, its the only big windmill museum in the country. The old ladies also make "roosterbrood" on their fires. Divine. Desperately needed in tourism support. The local people are beautiful to photograph if you are into photography.Just ask first. They are very pleasant though.

3  Thank Clare L
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