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Address: Johann Rissik Drive, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 313 7694
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Description: Fort overlooking Pretoria, designed to defend against riots and raids on...
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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Great views from the top

You will not need a guide around this museum as things are well laid out in each of the rooms with lots of explanation and photographs to go alongside the original artefacts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Owned by the City of Tshwane. The museum is not big and the displays are a bit rundown. The view fro the top made up for the big trek.

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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The 1st time I visited Klapperkop. Was with my Dad, I must have been about 8 to 11 years of age. Now after 40 years I've visited the site again. Well...at least it's still going. But NOT as good as it was when I first visited the museum. The big statue of a South African soldier (1970s & early 1980s).....stands... More 

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Pretoria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This takes you back to the days you had to leave home and fight for your Country, you can feel the pain and at the same time the Power of a new World Country fighting for its right.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You will not need a guide around this museum as things are well laid out in each of the rooms with lots of explanation and photographs to go alongside the original artefacts. Fascinating and you don't even have to be a military buff to enjoy the visit. The grounds are nice and you can even take a wander past the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small meuseum but certainly worth the visit to get a feel for history gone by and the war time around 1900. Once you have been there take the taxing walk up the hand built path at Wonderboom on the other side of the city to a similar fort that will make you think about the whole war time experience... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Even though we have a very young history, amazing to see how this Fort was set up, all those years ago and to how things in war have changed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Some think this is a great historical monument. From our perspective it was kind of sad. Shows Africaners slaugtering natives, who slaughter them back but Africaners are ultimately victorious . Does have some atrifacts which are interesting.

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Greyton, South Africa
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179 reviews 179 reviews
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456 helpful votes 456 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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