Whilst there are just a few remains of windmills in South Africa (not counting the hundreds of thousands of windpumps), there is a rich collection of remaining watermills.
A number of examples have been restored to working order, and produce stoneground flour for sale.
Jospehine Mill is the only surviving operational watermill in Cape Town.[homepage]
The mill was used for roughly 100 years to mill the wheat of the Cango Valley, before closing down in 1920 and spending more than 80 years being used for storage. Building restored 2003.[homepage]
A recreated watermill, in full working order, which helps celebrate the rich milling heritage of the Swellendam area. The museum also has a horse mill in another building.[homepage]
Now a B&B - no machinery remains, but there are a number of millstones in the garden, and the mill race flows on by.[homepage]
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