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On entering the small town of Genadendal you are welcomed by a timeless feeling. This is owing to the fact that the town is almost 300 years old. Genadendal, which means the Valley of Grace, was established in 1738 by the missionary George Schmidt, who was sent by the German Moravian Church to convert the local Khoi people.

One of the main focal points of the town is the museum complex, a National Cultural Treasure which consist of 25 museums. The old buildings are dotted amongst ancient oaks. One of the oldest mission printing presses in South Africa could be found in the Old Print Shop. The Water Mill offers bread made from stone-ground flour and baked in open-air ovens. And visitors are urged to taste the rooibos drink they serve at reception. Other activities include enjoying the solitude in the grainery, visiting the pottery or watching how knives are made by hand. You can stroll in the gardens, picnic in the shade of the 200-year old pear tree or book a home cooked meal. The Moravian Church is known for its talented choir and brass band performances.

Visit during the Greyton Classis classical music festival, and if you are energetic you could tackle the Genadendal Hiking Trail, a 25,3 km long circular route. Overnight facilities are available on the farm Die Hoek and a permit can be obtained from the Vrolijkheid Nature Conservation Station.





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