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It is amazing to see how well the interior elements are still in their original shape. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A snippet into the times of yore with a harsh reminder of how times have changed.

Imagine being so rich that you buy all of your household goods in another country while at the same... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Pretoria, South Africa
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Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is amazing to see how well the interior elements are still in their original shape. The building itself would need some maintenance here and there but the funding is lacking. So the more people visit this place, the more funds to do the necessary...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house has exceptional climate and the guide woman excellent knowledge about the family and the place. It is pity they the house is vanishing its beauty.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Imagine being so rich that you buy all of your household goods in another country while at the same time so paranoid that you make the caravan delivering these goods make a detour so as not to be seen... How odd, when the next step...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Although we found the house most interesting, and it is rare to find such well preserved, original furniture in a house of this age, we were concerned about misinformation provided by our guide. The guide was very sweet and personable but as both my husband...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

An easy day trip, to see a bit of Pretoria's history. An interesting property of which the house and its interior is the main attraction. Fees are reasonable and the parking relative easy. It is a Museum like visit and there are guided tours on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Sammy Marks's contribution to the expansion and support of Pretoria and surrounding areas if often not known. His home is classic of the time and has a beautiful rose garden, dated back from his time. The cellar has many an interesting story. A good pick...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AHidler
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I have been mesmorised about this place since the first time I visited it about sixteen years ago. It is an amazing part of South Africa's history that remains untold.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Travel back in time in this amazingly well-preserved piece of history, a 48 room Victorian mansion, situated about 23km outside Pretoria. Stroll in the lush gardens and sit under shady trees. One can almost feel that the tycoon, and his family, will arrive by coach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Eleni1960
Reviewed January 12, 2019

This is really a great place to see! The house is preserved as it was when it was in use, which makes the guided tour so much more authentic! The guide who took us through, knows his story, and made it very interesting with all...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank cuteeccentriclady
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Situated not far outside Pretoria and well-supported by a shady tea garden serving delicious fare, the Museum is compact and well looked after, with every detail adding to the historic accuracy of the visit, taking you back in time. The inside of the house makes...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from filuguimaraes | Reviewed this property |
I am so very sorry I missed your question, Noah. You can indeed book a special dinner served in the old kitchen of the Museum, as a matter of fact, on the old staff table, next to the gigantic iron coal stove. Set menu... More