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Address: Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 790 2302
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We Were Taken Back to Victorian Times

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Rosemary B
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Germiston, South Africa
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Germiston, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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rome
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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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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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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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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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