Join the IPTGSA team in a visit to Paul Kruger's farm Boekenhoutfontein and get the rundown on the extensive collection of Boer war memorabilia
- 09;30 - 10:00 Arriving at Kedar Heritage Lodge reception.
10h00 - 12h00: Tour of the exhibit areas at the hotel
12h00 - 13h30: Lunch at the Heroes Bar (for your own account, click here for menu) and/or free time to view exhibits
13h30 - 15h00: Tour of the Paul Kruger Country House Museum (i.e. the old Kruger farmhouses)
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Most of us know Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, affectionately known as ‘Oom Paul’, as State President of the old Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek. What you may not know, however, is that before he gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African War (1899 – 1902), he was a successful farmer who owned and worked several farms in the Rustenburg district.
One of these farms was Boekenhoutfontein, whose buildings were devastated by the British during the Boer War. The farm passed to Kruger’s descendants following his death in 1904 and was declared a national monument in 1971. The property was acquired by the Recreation Africa Group some 30 years ago and has since been restored to its former glory. It is now home to the Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Centre & Spa, and the Paul Kruger Country House Museum