This house is not on the normal tourist route, but is well worth seeing. It is closed on Mondays. Just on a main road and opposite the Rose gardens, is this Victorian Masterpiece. It was built by a wealthy Englishman who had ties to Paul Kruger. Most of the furniture is original and was painstakingly brought up by ox wagon from the coast and ordered by mail order catalogue. It is amazing that this has survived. Probably because it was used by the British as a headquarters during the Anglo Boer war. The stained Glass windows is beautiful, and it even has what was probably the first modern shower in the bathroom and heating throughout this large double story house.The kitchen with pantry and original china is awesome. Historically it is important because of the Treaty signed between the Boers and the British, to give Britain the land and the table where it was signed is still there in the dining room. There are some photos of the war and shocking pictures of the British Concentration Camps with pitiful Boer children in the camps.
This is really worth visiting if you are in Pretoria - this is part of the country's history.
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