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ADE­LAIDE • Ons Er­fe­nis Mu­seum

This stately for­mer par­son­age, which dates to the mid­dle of the nine­teenth cen­tury, is the town mu­seum to­day. It has been beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated and is packed with an­tique fur­ni­ture and porce­lain- and earth­en­ware. Ad­mire ex­quis­ite old ob­jects and learn more about the lo­cal his­tory. Queen Street. 046 684 0656

• Win­ter­berg Taxi­dermy

Rudi van Niek­erk is the only taxi­der­mist in town. His show­room, where stuffed buf­falo, warthogs and kudus pa­rade, is open to vis­i­tors. Strange, but oddly fas­ci­nat­ing. He’s on Had­don farm – there’s a sign at the en­trance to town, with a turnoff to the right from Bed­ford.

083 986 9583

• Win­ter­berg Post Retief Con­ser­vancy

A stretch of bumpy gravel road brings you to the Piet Retief Mon­u­ment af­ter 40km (where his farm­stead once stood). You drive past a scenic dam and the view of the ravines from Bos­nek Pass is out­stand­ing. Don’t take this trip in a low-slung car. Stay on the R344, past the hos­pi­tal and golf course, un­til it be­comes a gravel road. Fol­low the signs.

• The Stoep

Tanya Nor­ton has a lovely restau­rant with a great vibe – and an African Grey named De Gaulle (fondly known as Birdie). Sim­ple, tasty food, and in­ex­pen­sive. Tanya is a Bant­ing fol­lower and her menu has been adapted ac­cord­ingly. If you are avoid­ing carbs, this is the place to eat. Queen Street. 046 684 0003

• Midg­ley’s Ho­tel

This is one of the few places in town where you can stay over (at an af­ford­able rate), and the only place where you can en­joy a drink in the evening. Light meals are avail­able. Drop in at the ho­tel even if you are not spend­ing the night – it is brim­ming with nos­tal­gic charm. And sto­ries: Mike is not shy. Mar­ket Street. 046 684 1441

• Tri-An­gle B&B

Stylish, with 18 fully equipped rooms and a swim­ming pool. Wi-Fi is avail­able. Con­sti­tu­tion Street. 082 971 2952

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