Willem Prinsloo Agricultural 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.
Guided tour schools (for every 50 children one teacher get free entrance)
|R 30 p/p
Guided Tour – Adults
Guided Tour – School Children
Child (0-3 year )
Normal entrance – Adults
Normal entrance – Children
|R 20 p/p
|R 150 pp/night
Free Entry per educator: per group of 50 learners
- Lapakraal (houses 80 people)
- Auditorium for meetings and conferences
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.
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.
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.
1. Farm stall (at the old farmyard)
Sell traditional homemade products, Mampoer and liqueurs
2. Tant Kotie se Kontantwinkel
Please note that the Restaurant is closed until further notice.
Farm Kaalfontein, Rayton
PO Box 677, Rayton 1001
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
Tel: +27 012 7362035/6
Fax: +27 012 736 2037
Lapakraal. Self-catering , 80 bed facility