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Books in Philippolis

Oom Japie se Huis

This wonderful and expansive bookstore lives in a Victorian home dating to 1881, which a previous owner lovingly restored. (In the 90s, the place received an award for 'best restored vernacular house' in South Afric…
Museum in Philippolis

Museum Transgariep

This small museum features a handful of historical exhibits, including a tribute to Emily Hobhouse, who started a weaving school for women after the Anglo-Boer war, and a replica of an early 1800s bedroom, living ro…
Microbrewery in Philippolis

Waterkloof Craft Brewery

Just a few kilometres outside of Philippolis, fronting a tiny ghost town called Waterkloof, this microbrewery proudly serves its signature Karoobossie and Kapokbossie ales, which are named after shrubs found on near…