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Fort KlapperKop Military Museum

Johann Rissik Drive, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 313 7694
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Ranked #18 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Museums
Owner description: Fort overlooking Pretoria, designed to defend against riots and raids on the city, but it is said...
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Museums
Owner 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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Pretoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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