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Sammy Marks House

Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 790 2302
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We were looking for something to do with my father-in-law who has lived in Pretoria most of his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
VICTORIAN HOUSE 8 km from Pretoria

Situated on church road alternate to N4 from Pretoria to Bronkhorstspruit is SAMMY MARKS HOUSE A... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Jabu M
Nelspruit, South Africa
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“tea garden” (15 reviews)
“house tour” (5 reviews)
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Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 790 2302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do with my father-in-law who has lived in Pretoria most of his life. He’d never been here, nor even heard of Sammy Marks, so off we went. Tea and scones in the garden were great, as everyone says, and...More

Thank FrankiesAwesome
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Situated on church road alternate to N4 from Pretoria to Bronkhorstspruit is SAMMY MARKS HOUSE A Mansion belonging to the 19th Century agricultural, industrial and mining tycoon Sammy Marks. The estate is well preserved in 1986 it became a museum and boast some of the...More

Thank Jabu M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a must for any Pretoria visitor! A lovely garden to meander in and then have a meal, snack or delicious cake and coffee in the resident tranquil garden coffee shop. Visiting the interior of the house is a trip down memory lane.... a...More

Thank hedihildegardk
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This museum is very under-rated. It is a great outing for the family with a beautiful house and gardens. Have lunch under the trees or order a picnic basket.

Thank Juli R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This 48 room, beautiful Victorian mansion which is now a museum, with it's lovely garden, is definitely worth a visit. The Mansion, which is called Zwartkoppies Hall and dates from 1884, is situated about 23 klms outside Pretoria. It was the home of Sammy Marks(...More

Thank surya77
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wonderful family outing. The ladies knowledge is beyond belief, and answering all the questions we had in detail.

Thank Desire L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The night tour and meal served for my birthday in the kitchen is a memory that will never be erased from my memory. The guide and dad/daughter team in the restaurant are the best!!

Thank elna322
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and garden. The tour was great and learned lots of thing we never knew, like where does the word Posh come from. If your in the area and have time to spare go and visit them.

Thank Dries1200
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Worth a visit and enjoyed a lovely picnic in the gardens. Unfortunately kids don't get taught this type of history anymore so tend to get bored looking at the old furniture and can't enjoy the wonderful history. A good day out if you enjoy old...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Well worth a visit. A fascinating man, not sadly forgotten. The family's actual furniture is still in place. We are so blessed to still have these old manor homes intact. to visit. So little government subsidy is available to maintain them. The tea garden is...More

Thank 449joeg
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Noah R
19 May 2017|
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Response from filuguimaraes | Reviewed this property |
I am so very sorry I missed your question, Noah. You can indeed book a special dinner served in the old kitchen of the Museum, as a matter of fact, on the old staff table, next to the gigantic iron coal stove. Set menu... More
15 June 2015|
Response from filuguimaraes | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Louise, definitely open on Saturdays and Sundays (only closed on Mondays). Prices I cant help you with, you will have to contact them directly... on the highway to Town should be quick to get to the Botanical... More