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“very cool” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort KlapperKop Military Museum

Fort KlapperKop Military Museum
Johann Rissik Drive, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 313 7694
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Ranked #19 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Museums
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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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“very cool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

if you have little boys or consider yourself to be a tomboy! very cool day - if its a windy day, take windbreakers - its on top of a hill - can get windy

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Pretoria
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“Fort that never fired a shot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Use your GPS to find.
Plentiful secure parking.
Need walking shoes and be prepared for stairs some requiring caution.
Includes 4 X Lifesize bronze statue of charging Infrantryman as a modern memorial to those killed in service.
The fort itself is the only one left in excellent state and as there are NO guides it is essential to read the pictures on the walls to understand what the Fort was all about particularly the one depictting how the four forts that were built had firing ranges that overlapped to protect Pretoria of the old ZAR.
Thus helps to know something about the Anglo Boer War and old ZAR.
from the battlements the 360 degree view of Pretoria and suburbs to the horizon is breathtaking.
Definitely worth viewing

Visited June 2012
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“A once-off visit to Fort Klapperkop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

It is clear that some effort has gone into preserving Fort Klapperkop, especially since I believe it isn't well funded, but I was somewhat underwhelmed by the visit. There is a steam locomotive on display that is in a decent state, and a tram that looks rather neglected and dusty. For real history buffs it may hold more appeal than it did for me. I found that I was bored after less than an hour.

Visited April 2012
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“Nice view of Pretoria”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

A bit off path. Nice bird eye view of Pretoria. The fort is average,not much to see inside.

Visited February 2012
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“Fascinating, by all accounts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Actually, my husband loves the place! Military history does not grab me, but if you are so minded, do not hesitate to pay it a visit.

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