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President Paul Kruger House

Church Street West, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 326 9172
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Ranked #6 of 47 Attractions in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Paul Kruger was a very interesting person but had the interests of people at heart including those of other races not only Afrikaners. He was perhaps known for the fact that he was raised whilst the Afrikaners were moving through the country and thus had no formal schooling. That made him a grass roots level President per excellence who based... More

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Poissy, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

nice visit. Interesting for adults as well as for children. A part of South Africa history, easy to understand.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are very interested in this period of South African domination, you would likely find this interesting.

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Pretoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When one enters this house it feels as if you can expect the president to walk in any minute. Being one of the presidents of the old republic, later banned, one can imagine the meeting that took place here.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Don't let the word 'house' mislead you - this house is big and the 'back yard' full of more things to see - including his famous train coach which served as a mobile office. What struck me most, is the contrast between the reception areas and the living areas. The reception spaces were luxuriously furnished where as the living areas... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Paul Kruger house is a very historic place and is very interesting. It is sadly in a bit of an inconvenient place and the surroundings are a bit shocking, but who cares! You will be inside the whole time

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Home of the last President of the old Zuid-Afrikaanse Rupebliek. They are busy renovating but it is taking so much time. If you are from the Netherlands you must vissit to see the bonds between Konigning Wilhelmina and Paul Kruger

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Entrenched with the history and lifestyle of the Republic of Transvaal, Paul Kruger house takes you back to the Anglo Boer War and all the countries involved such as America, Russia, Germany, Holland and others against the Common Wealth countries such as England, Australia, Canada and others. Besides the exhibits from other countries, the house has a typical warm feeling... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The house is a museum to the life, work and struggle for a separate identity that Kruger gave for his people. Much of the story has not been told outside of South Africa and gives a very interesting perspective on events that shaped his country.

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I recently took tourists to visit Kruger House. The staff are friendly and the house has lovely displays of Victorian and Edwardian furniture. The grounds are well kept at the back of the house and they enjoyed the architecture in the front of the house. The streets around the house however seem to be a bit unsafe. There is however... More

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