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The Winterton Museum was opened in 1993 by Sheila Henderson and displays the history of the local farming communities in the area, the early inhabitants from the Stone Age, the Iron Age, the San people, the Voortrekkers and the early English settlers.

Spion Kop Battlefield: Over a century ago on the 24th January 1900, Spion Kop was the scene of a bloody and futile battle fought between South Africans and British forces during the South African War, 1899 to 1902.

Statue of Gandhi, The legendary Mahatma Gandhi, among many other things, served with General Buller’s relief forces after the Siege of Ladysmith. He also trained 1100 Indians who participated in the battle. In 1993 the Hindu community paid tribute to the work of Gandhi by building a statue of him at the Lord Vishnu Temple. Visitors will have to arrange with the caretaker beforehand to view the statue.