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Pistols Saloon and Wild West Museum, R620, Margate, South Africa
It’s not a joke. At the Pistols Saloon in this coastal town, Huckleberry the donkey is one of the favourite patrons and a regular face at the bar. He drinks Coke (from the can), eats carrots and is pampered by all the other patrons.
This family bar and museum in Old Main Road, Ramsgate is definitely not your usual hang-out. There’s a Wild West Museum next door to the bar, with lots of cowboy memorabilia and information about Indians and the Most Wanted criminals of that era, including Billy the Kid and Frank and Jesse James.
For the children there is an animal farm with more donkeys, ponies and even a pig. Indian tepees surround the farm and the children can go on pony rides. For the adults there are the regular music shows (naturally including country music) and a real Western bar, complete with an old piano. In the Pistols Saloon every little detail is remembered, even the toilets, which are designated for Cowboys and Cowgirls.