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217 Jan van Riebeeck Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 2968
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Very interesting tour

Very entertaining tour by a guide who knows his history very well! Thank you for a memorable tour... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
via mobile
Time capsule

I'd intended visiting the museum without realising our hotel was right next door! It's a mere R20... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Camberley, United Kingdom
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From the turn of century to 1950 this charming museum was the home of the composer of South Africa’s first national anthem.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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217 Jan van Riebeeck Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 2968

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Very entertaining tour by a guide who knows his history very well! Thank you for a memorable tour, we enjoyed it thoroughly.

1  Thank MarjanMiddeljans
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I'd intended visiting the museum without realising our hotel was right next door! It's a mere R20 entrance fee and there's on site parking. Normal opening hours are mon-fri with an hour break 1-2pm (weekends on request). The office is at the rear of the...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

So nice to go back into the past of Oudtshoorn. Arbeidsgenot kept the history locked up. A must vissit. Nice to learn about the history of Oudtshoorn and Langenhoven who wrote DieStem. He was a carater of his own. Dont miss this place.

Thank Werner S
Reviewed 11 April 2016

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Thank mohdfirdausmy
Reviewed 19 February 2016

What a find this place was. Really interesting and one of the most friendly and informative guides we have met. We were given our own personal guided tour, what a bargain for 20 rand per person.

Thank 116maureen
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It was quite an experience to visit this small museum, the house of CJ Langenhoven. He is the partly responsible for the South African national anthem. His house is now a museum, at the back is some interesting memorabilia that once belonged to him, and...More

2  Thank PierreJordaan
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

How awesome was it to visit the house of the father of Afrikaans. Everything was original, even the home made preserved food in the pantry. Even though I visited over our traditional "lunch hour", the curator was more than willing to take me on a...More

Thank PierreRossouw
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Awesome experience visiting the home of CJ Langenhoven, my Afrikaans heritage is important to me, and Langenhoven was such a great ambassador for Afrikaans.

Thank MartinvdCT
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It was raining cats and dogs when we visited Oudtshoorn. 360 sunny days pro year they say.. Because of the weather we had to stay inside and our first target was the Arbeidsgenot. And we loved it. The guide who was taking care of the...More

1  Thank CentWestern
Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

It is the former abode of C.J. Langenhoven, one of the fathers of Afrikaans and probably Oudtshoorn's most famous son. As such it was a very interesting look at the past. The house has been lovingly restored, the attendant was very helpful and the gardens...More

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