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Pniël on Foot

Explore the history of slavery, emancipation, and prosperity in the village of Pniël.

Enjoy a guided walk through the heritage sites of the quaint village of Pniel. You’ll learn all about the history of the freed slaves that settled here after the abolition of slavery in 1843. This easy circular walk starts and ends at the Pniel museum and is presented by local guides.


  • Pniel United Congregational Church and cemetery
  • The monuments on the commemorative Werf (Yard)
  • Pniël Museum

R450 per person

09h00 to 16h00
Mondays to Fridays

09h00 to 13h00
Duration: 1,5 hours

River Road, off Main Road, Pniël

Click here to view map


  • Registered tour guide
  • Parking
  • Restroom facilities

Special Instructions

  • Bring a sunhat and sunblock in the summer
  • Bring a raincoat, umbrella and plastic boots in winter


  • Transport to the venue – To arrange transport please click here.
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuity

Getting there

Visitors can drive to the starting point or a return transfer from the Visit Stellenbosch Tourism Centre (47 Church Street) can be booked here.

Group Size

2 – 12 people