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Museum Village

Just a short drive from Perdekop and Volksrus is the unique Roodedraai Museum. The Museum is situated on a farm owned by Oom Gert van der Westhuizen and he welcomes visitors everyday of the week – “the museum is always open”!

Visitors have commented that visiting this museum is always a “lekker kuier” (a really, nice visit)! Oom Gert took converted an old school building into a historic village museum! The museum consists of a general store, schoolhouse, post office and restaurant! It offers an educational trip for both children and adults.

Roodedraai Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Anglo Boer War memorabilia in the country. Amongst the thousands of artefacts dating from even before the Anglo Boer War, is Oom Gert’s most prized possession, a letter penned by Sir Winston Churchill himself!

The museum is well worth a visit, stay awhile to “kuier”, learn some interesting facts, shop and enjoy a homecooked meal!

Things to see and do

  • School House & Post Office
  • Furniture & Utensils
  • Old Signage & Equipment
  • History of Anglo-Boer War
  • Items for Sale
  • Restaurant


There is no entrance fee except for School or University Groups

Find Us

There is a small sign along the R543, just after Piet se Dam, travelling from Volksrus toward Vrede

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