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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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Magnificent, Step into a time Machine!

In my view this is an absolute gem in the history of the South Africa and one that every tourist should make a trip to to go and visit. When going into the house you are literally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

In my view this is an absolute gem in the history of the South Africa and one that every tourist should make a trip to to go and visit. When going into the house you are literally stepping into a time machine as you are taking into this magnificent residence. The furnishings and pictures on the walls the layout of... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Sammy Marks Museum was the ideal venue to celebrate my mother’s 50th birthday with family and friends in a setting where time appears to have stood still. A long table was set up beneath the giant shady trees in the tea garden surrounded by the extensive lawns and overlooking the beautiful Victorian style home of Sammy Marks. The owner... More 

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Port Allen, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This museum was a real treasure tuck away from the noise of the city. It is beautiful landscape, wonderful dining area among trees with a sense of calmness The staff was great, food was good, interesting history. It is a delight for school children, church groups, senior citizens. Brings back many memories of days gone by. The house is beautifully... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We visited museum today,the guide was informative and interesting. The whole house is like stepping back in time and there are so many pieces of memorabilia that you can actually pick up that are worth so much money its mind boggling. I was fascinated in the life story of a man that could hardly read and write yet became such... More 

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Germiston, South Africa
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Yesterday, we went on a trip to Sammy Marks House/Museum where we were led by our guide back to the 18th century. We were taken back to Victorian times and enlightened into the days of Sammy Marks. Sammy Marks was an entrepreneur, he hailed from Russia where, at his time, he could never have owned any land. (P'raps cos he... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go to Sammy Mark's house regularly! The children love running around on the lawns, the food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. We simply love the place!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Spacious setting under the trees in the country overlooked by grand old colonial home. Wholesome food and friendly service. Nice walks around the estate. Picnic hampers available.

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ths is a very interesting attraction with an interesting history about the inhabitants and their contribution to development in Pretoria area. They provide a scrumptous picnic basket that we enjoyed under huge trees on a beautiful lawn. Especially beautiful in the warmer months of spring and summer.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This visit I was accompanied by my wife and, being summer, the rose garden was in full bloom. My spouse discovered unique souvenir crafts in the gift shop where tickets are bought. The guided tour was fascinating, illuminating the life and times of legendary businessman Sammy Marks. Almost all of the furnishings in the house are original family purchases and... More 

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Pretoria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went here as a group, the food we had was amazing, the tour itself was also nice just very hot inside the house, and we were eaten alive by the mosquito's outside-might have been the specific weather.

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