South Africa
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The Pioneer Museum in Gauteng of South Africa is situated in the city of Pretoria.

Visitors to the Pioneer Museum will get a real sense of the early farming culture in South Africa. It was originally owned by a Cape Farmer, David Botha, in 1846 and for many years it was used as a halfway station with coach houses and stables for travelers. In 1961 it was donated to the Silverton municipality and in 1975 it opened as a beautifully restored open air museum and was named Pioneer Museum.

The museum displays the typical lifestyle of the early settlers and guides, presented in period dress, exhibit various demonstrations as listed below. The farm features a horse mill and various farming implements.

Things to do and see

  • Wheat Grinding
  • Bread Making
  • Candle Making
  • Coffee Roasting
  • Milking
  • Hide Curing
  • Picninc Area
  • Braai Facilities
  • Museum Shop
  • Function Hire
  • Saturday Farmers Market between 06h00 and 09h00


Monday to Friday: 7h30 to 16h00

Saturday / Sunday & Public Holidays: 09h00 to 16h00

A nominal admission fee is charged. Please contact the museum directly to confirm pricing.


Pretoria experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 28˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 21˚C.


There are Domestic and International flights into Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, the Gautrain, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.

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