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Paul Kruger Museum

Paul Kruger Country House Museum


Step back in time at the Paul Kruger Country House Museum

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 decendents 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.

About the Museum

The property encompasses a collection of unique historic buildings and offers a fascinating insight into Kruger's life at a time when South Africa was locked in a struggle for sovereignty with the British Empire. Monuments to the fighting men of the Anglo Boer War created by renowned South African artist Adam Madebe, pay tribute to our great history and are a must-see during your visit.

Kruger’s rifle is on display, although it may not the one with which he killed a lion at the tender age of 14! Also on show are his many bibles, the bellows organ that was played by his wife, as well as numerous gifts given to him by visiting state dignitaries. In close proximity are family graves, the koppie where he sought religious guidance and the saddle in the hills where he hid his horses from British forces.

We are immensely proud of this historical landmark, and urge you to take the time to explore and discover more about the part it has played in our country’s history. To add to the experience, enjoy lunch at one of our restaurants, or make a weekend of it and stay overnight at the Lodge.
  • Paul Kruger Museum
  • Paul Kruger Museum
  • Paul Kruger Museum
  • Paul Kruger Museum

Our Details

Phone : 014 573 3218 or  079 446 3988 
Address : R565, Rustenburg, North West, 0309,
South Africa

GPS: S 25° 32.838’ - E 27° 07.712’


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