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.