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Smuts House Museum

Nelmapius Road, Pretoria 0046, South Africa
+27 12 667 1176
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Very interesting

We visited the house which is looking a bit tired but there is at present quite a lot of renovation... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Robert M
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London
Smuts House - great history, food and walks

I visit here at least twice a month. There is so much to do here. Irene Marker, Ouma Iesie's Tea... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Petro J
,
Centurion, South Africa
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Nelmapius Road, Pretoria 0046, South Africa
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+27 12 667 1176
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We visited the house which is looking a bit tired but there is at present quite a lot of renovation taking place. It is not as plush as you would have thought tin roof but is very spacious inside. Who would have thought the Queen...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I visit here at least twice a month. There is so much to do here. Irene Marker, Ouma Iesie's Tea Garden that serves awesome food, Smuts House Museum itself and then there are the walks for fundraisers for various animal rescues on most Sunday's. You...More

Thank Petro J
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We did not come for the museum but instead to do the Oubaas Hiking Trail, which was a lovely and relaxed trail. The Saturday we went there just happened to be a dog-walking fundraiser which was lovely as we also had a pooch with us...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A well preserved house which really gives you a sense of the man. Lots of informative displays and much to read, also some fascinating photographs of the Royal visit in 1947 and Smuts’ funeral in 1950. There is apparently a guide but he didn’t turn...More

Thank sfuhere
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A historic venue. Quiet and peacefull. With a nice teagarden. The fantastic fresh scones can not be missed. A visit to the the organic market on Wednesday and Saturday is an interesting visit with stalls to stalls to visit. Pet free venue (except for visit...More

Thank Veronica M
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is the house of one of the giants of history. He was a leader of the Boers during their war for independence, yet following their defeat not much more than 10 years later was actively leading South African forces fighting around the world for...More

Thank P1695EMtomh
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This place is not very easy to find, especially of you do not know the area. The grounds are clean and that's about it that I can say of this place. It is not worth the R30 entrance fee and it is a complete waste...More

Thank Megan R
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Ever wondered what to do on a Sunday afternoon? Smuts house is a must. Great history surrounded by age old tress. A must !

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Irene Flea Market with its wonderful hand crafts and took the children for a visit to the museum. They really enjoyed it and it was moderately priced. We go every year and it's never very busy.

Thank Kinsey F
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This museum is a must for anyone interested in the history of South Africa and the world. It provides amazing insights into the life of a truly remarkable man and his influence on events, world leaders and countries over a significant period in the history...More

Thank bastapelberg
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