Farm Kaalfontein, Rayton

Willem Prinsloo Museum

The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum preserves and presents South African agricultural history in a unique manner.The Museum showcases the history of the development of agriculture in South Africa from the Stone Age until 1945.

It has a large collection of farming implements, tractors and animal-drawn vehicles.
Visitors will find a historic farmyard (1880-1920) with indigenous domesticated farm animals like Nguni and Afrikaner cattle, Colebrook pigs, Painted Persian sheep and indigenous chickens. By prior booking, visitors can see and experience various demonstrations, including candle-making, cow-milking, roasting of coffee beans and baking of bread.

Homemade jams, cookies, soap and Ndebele beadwork can be purchased at the Museum farm stall. There are two house museums and two Ndebele homesteads from different eras. The Museum distils and sells its own mampoer and liqueurs. An annual Mampoer Festival takes place at the end of May each year.

Museum View


Admission Fees


Guided tour schools (for every 50 children one teacher get free entrance)
R 30 p/p
Guided Tour – Adults
R45.00 p/p
Guided Tour – School Children
R30.00 p/p
Normal entrance – Adults
R30.00 p/p
Normal entrance – Children
R 15 p/p
Voortrekker Badges
R60.00

Conferencing Facilities


Facilities hire:

  • Lapakraal (houses 80 people)
  • Auditorium for meetings and conferences

Additional Services:

Photography services

Products:

Bread is baked in the outdoor oven (on request). Other homemade products include cookies, apricot, tomato, makatan, peach and fig jam, Boer seep, tallow candles and traditional Ndebele beadwork.

Festivals

  • Mampoer festival

The Mampoer festival is the annual highlight of the Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum. It is held in collaboration with the Distillers Guild of South Africa, with the main purpose to maintain the tradition and culture of Mampoer distilling in South Africa. Mampoer distillers, who are members of the Distillers Guild, come from all over South Africa to compete in the national championships at the Museum.

The festival is a joyful event, with a mampoer- and liqueur tasting tent, a beer tent, flea market, food stalls, lots of entertainment, cultural demonstrations and traditional food, e.g. “pap-en-kaiings” and ginger beer.

  • Farm Festival

EXHIBITION OF VETERAN FARM MACHINERY

An exhibition of veteran farm machinery is held annually at the Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum. The exhibition is presented jointly by The South African Federation of Veteran Tractors and Engines (SAVTEC) and the WPAM.
The club members collect tractors, implements, stationary engines and farm equipment in their own right and these will be on display together with items brought by members of sister clubs. These exhibits and demonstrations together with those of WPAM will be a truly exciting and rarely seen experience.

Shop


1. Farm stall (at the old farmyard)

Sell traditional homemade products, Mampoer and liqueurs

2. Tant Kotie se Kontantwinkel

Restaurant:

Please note that the Restaurant is closed until further notice.

Contact Information


Physical Address:

Farm Kaalfontein, Rayton

Postal Address:

PO Box 677, Rayton 1001

GPS Coordinates:
25°46’ 44″ S 28°32’ 57” E

Directions to the Museum:

N4 from Pretoria to Witbank
Rayton/Cullinan/ Babsfontein off ramp
Turn right on the R104 (old Bronkhorstspruit road)
Drive for 4 km, turn left at Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum sign

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 012 7362035/6

Fax: +27 012 736 2037

E-mail: prinsloo@ditsong.org.za

Admission Daily:

Weekdays 08h00-16h00

Weekends 09h00-16h00

Accommodation:

Lapakraal. Self-catering , 80 bed facility


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