Chris Barnard Museum and Birthplace

When travelling to the Karoo, don’t forget to spend half an hour in the frontier town of Beaufort West, for many the true entry into the Great/Upper Karoo.

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“Beaufort” belongs to one of our most beloved South African citizens, the late Professor Christiaan Barnard.
Visit the Barnard Museum, the Missionary Church, and the Birthplace of Marius and Christiaan Barnard, their father having moved to Beaufort West to establish a Missionary Church.

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Pop in to Proudly Karoo across the road to meet Hillet Scheun and browse their lovely mohair and embroidery creations.