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Sammy Marks House

Address: Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 790 2302
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The guided tour brought the place to life, thank you for a most in formative morning. The coffee shop is great

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A unique time capsule of a late nineteenth century magnate's house. A rate experience anywhere in the world, but a great discovery in South Africa. A wonderful experience and I hope we go back there again

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took my parents for breakfast at the Sammy Marks museum and then decided to do the house tour as well. Breakfast was ok. We all had the feast breakfast. The house tour was very interesting. Sammy Marks was and interesting person with links to many of the country's leaders. I won't give away too much☺ but we enjoyed the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
53 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Brown tourist sign is missing at roadside so keep eyes peeled for the dirt track drive. Guided tour only which was fine. The fact that no pics are allowed ruined my visit. Can't see the point of that draconian attitude. If you are passing it's fine.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We took visitors last year and found it very informative the guide was excellent and a lovely outdoor tea room/restaurant with light lunches. It was a German person who ran the restaurant and there was some lovely German food on offer. Beautiful gardens if one prefers a picnic. Its possible to have a day outing there its lovely and quiet... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the most beautiful house, and the furniture so nice. The original furniture that the Marks family used, was donated to the museum by their descendants. If you see the huge stove in the kitchen, you can just imagine the meals that were cooked there for dinner parties. Food wise, there is a little restaurant with nice food, and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I really liked the tour of the Sammy Marks House! The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. There is also a lovely little tea garden there too.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sammy Marks was a skilled business man who played his cards well to win favour with both Afrikaners and British during his time-period. His house includes a croquet garden and lavish snooker room to entertain his well-to-do guests on both sides of the political spectrum. He started the first glass factory in the Pretoria region (Eerste Fabrieken) and it served... More 

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Thank you very much to Patience who made our tour of the Sammy Marks house a huge pleasure. Your excellent histoy and knowledge combined with you enthusiasm and fiendliness made this one of the most enjoyable tous we have been on in a while. The house was in a geat condition and the staff running this attaction were very friendly.... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

"Absolutely Amazing" I have lived in this country since birth and in all the years of school study(history) not a mention of Sammy Marks. 300 yrs of history and not a word on Sammy Marks and yet one visit and one wonders why that was. This one man had more influence on the industrial growth of South Africa and it's... More 

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