Anglo-Boer War Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

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Weaponry Collection


The Weaponry Collection consists of two parts - firearms and swords. The firearm collection includes muzzle-loaders as well as breech-loading rifles dating back to the South African War (1899-1902).  The…

Barkly East Museum


Barkly East Museum offers fascinating displays telling a story about the history of Barkly East, how it originated and artifacts and items found in the area giving you an insight…

Fort Klapperkop


Situated in Groenkloof in Pretoria is the very majestic and magnificent Fort Klapperkop. Now restored to its original state, this fort is one of the best examples of the 19th century…

Smuts House Museum


As the original home of General Jan Christian Smuts and his family, this museum is an important part of the South African heritage. Smuts, also known as Oubaas (‘old boss’…

Askari Lodge Museum


Situated within the Gala Hall at Askari Game Lodge in Gauteng, the museum boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the…

Arend Dieperink Museum


The Arend Dieperink Museum contains a valuable cultural-historical collection of Voortrekker and Sotho artifacts, and is housed in a graceful stone building originally built as a school. The museum portrays…

Mafikeng Museum


The displays are superb, and the curator holds the keys to a number of historical sites around the town. The Museum is housed in the former Old Town Hall that…