Bergtheil museum

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A museum showing the history of Westville, South Africa — a town started by German settlers in the 19th century.

It is named after Jonas Bergtheil — former director of the Natal cotton company and is situated in Westville's oldest building that was built around 1840.

Inside are a collection of displays, photos, furniture and other memorabilia about the town and its founders who were brought to the area by the company.

What to do thereExplore the museum, see or even know more about Westville or visit other attractions in the area.

Best time to visitDuring spring and summer or August to January.

Location of Bergtheil museumIn the tranquil and tree filled suburb of Westville, near Durban.

How to get thereBy vehicle or bus — less than a half hour's worth of driving from Durban, where there is an air and sea port as well as a train station.

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