Mary Moffat Musseum (Griekwastad)

Griquatown, hometown of the remarkable Griqua leaders Adam Kok and Andries Waterboer, is situated 150 km from Kimberley, has the unique distinction of being the first town to be established north of the Orange River.

The old mission house, build roundabout 1828, today houses the Mary Moffat Museum. The so-called Moffat pulpit can be seen in the museum. A declared National Monument, it was probably made by Robert Hamilton, a co-operator of Moffat. The old ship’s bell was the church bell, and was reputedly brought from Cape Town on the back of an ox. It announced the sermons preached by the missionaries Livingstone, Moffat and Waterboer.