Botshabelo
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The history of Botshabelo is one of growth from a place of refuge for Christians in South Africa into an important and influential centre where the Gospel was proclaimed among Black people, where Black and White received education and training and where commerce and industry were practised. Seen against the background of its origins Botshabelo was also a significant centre of German culture. A good many of the people that emerged from here have left their mark on the history of South Africa.
Botshabelo, though now a museum, is still a sanctuary - a sanctuary for those in search of knowledge and for those who wish for a while to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. We hope that you too will find in Botshabelo a place of refuge to which you will be constantly attracted by its distinctive character.