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Sammy Marks House

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Address: Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 790 2302
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School trip back in the day, History Lessons

Was here on a school trip and it blow all of us away, the history and the pristine condition at which this house is still kept after all these years. There is also a Hidden secret... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Was here on a school trip and it blow all of us away, the history and the pristine condition at which this house is still kept after all these years. There is also a Hidden secret about this house that you would just have to visit to find out.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We love coming here. I wish that they didn't charge for the house tour, but alas, they have to have funding to keep it all up. Consider also making a donation, and order something from their little kitchen. The tuna salad is great. The staff are wonderful! Walk around and throw yourself back to the time of the Voortrekkers. This... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You do not need a guided tour from Pretoria to the house (unless you have no transport - it is easy to find. Allow for some time to sit quietly in the tea garden to take in the silence (and a quiche or cake) before starting your tour. I have done quite a few tours already and found that each... More 

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

So much history here. Info that you never read in any history books. Lovely maintained and just amazing to see house hold "luxury" of many many years ago.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautifully preserved country home. Sammy Marks was a leading Jewish entrepreneur at the time of Paul Kruger. He was a self made man who never learnt to read or write and had an assistant who interpreted all business documents for him. 'The Wandering Jew' tour company, of which I am a partner, take Jewish Heritage tours to this glorious... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I think I've been to the Sammy Marks house everytime I've been in Pretoria; I love it. The house is an architectural cultural and historical gem, well worth the drive outside of Pretoria. I recommend it highly if you like historical houses. Also, the gift shop has some really beautiful natives arts and crafts for sale, some that I have... More 

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Middelburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited the museum yesterday. Our guide was well informed and a lovely lady. Sammy Marks was a remarkable man. Lovely house. We had a light lunch at the tea garden.

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a nice outing. This is a beautiful monument that is well kept. The staff does a great tour and know the history. We ordered a pick nick basket and had a enjoyable afternoon.

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There is a guided tour which takes one through the kitchen, snooker room, dining room etc. All is beautifully preserved, described in loving detail and treated with great respect. A coffee shop and (slightly neglected) formal garden complete the experience.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fascinating trip into the history of SA's first Industrialist. Take the tour guide who will enlighten you to the stories and details which you will not pick up by just roaming around. Great for the history buffs. After that we enjoyed some tea and scones and cream in the garden. Our trip was pre June 2014; roughly in 2011.

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Address: Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 790 2302
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

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