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24 March 2017

Rustenburg/ Ventersdorp – The Paul Kruger Country House Museum, Rustenburg’s museum, is located at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Centre & Spa (Kedar). It encompasses a collection of unique historic buildings and South African (Anglo Boer) war memorabilia, offering a fascinating insight into Kruger’s life and time when South Africa was locked in a struggle for sovereignty with the British Empire.

Declared a national monument, it has since been restored to its former glory.

Kedar constantly strives to improve on their extensive private collection and are extremely pleased and grateful with their latest donation from Johanna Christina Neethling, a resident of Ventersdorp in February 2017.

Preserving History
Johanna Christina Neethling and her husband, Mr Neethling standing next to the Kedar Lodge Cocopan.

Her family members fortunately survived the concentration camps during the South African (Anglo Boer) war. She has an authentic image of her family, complete with the names and story behind their detainment and this image will be prominently displayed in Kedar’s museum.

Neethling also donated a cocopan from the 1900s and a fire truck which they are currently restoring for display at Kedar.

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