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Fort KlapperKop Military Museum

Johann Rissik Drive, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 313 7694
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Ranked #19 of 47 attractions in Pretoria
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Lookouts, Observation Decks/ Towers
Description: Fort overlooking Pretoria, designed to defend against riots and raids on the city, but it is said, “never a shot was fired in anger from this fort.”
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Investigate a big of history in Pretoria. Great array of history of the area. Easily accessible from N1

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a real step back in time to have a look of how it was in 1900 A short history in time. Beautiful artifacts.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Look, I'm not much for museums and the like, but this was an interesting visit. Go it alone, you do not need a guide. Everything is well labelled with a lot of boards indicating the how's and what's. The view from the fort is brilliant!

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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Okay, so if you like history and you like to know more about different wars, I think you'd like this sight. I'm not a big fan of histroy and war, but I enjoyed the time spent here. It has an awesome view of Pretoria and has loads of things from the past. I'd say it's not worth going there when... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Fort is well maintained. It is clean and neat. It was interesting finding out more about the British. Overall it was a good visit.

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Pretoria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Nice to step back into a bygone era and see a small pice of real South African history actually being preserved to some extent. Its a quite attraction with idillic scenery. Pack a picnic lunch and take in the views as the walk around the fort does go quickly. Only R20 entrance and one feels very safe as there are... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very interesting, but one must be careful as it is so lonely there, history is nice to know, go there while you can

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The fort command a great view over Pretoria, driving through the conservation area I came across a couple of Zebra and a foal eating by the road. It is a calm serene place to be. The Fort is at the end of a long winding road, plentiful secure parking (for coaches, disabled parking and cars). I paid R20 for entrance... More

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Gloucester, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

One of four forts built by the Boers prior to the 2nd Boer War (1899 - 1902) to fend off the British. The fort has been restored and is in great shape. The exhibits are interesting. I especially enjoyed the vintage DC Siemens & Halske LH8 electric generator used to power the telegraph and two newfangled technologies - electric lighting... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I used to love this place. What a great view of Pretoria, especially at night. However, unfortunately, due to the circumstances in our country this is no longer a safe place to go and relax a bit.

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