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Remarkable part of SA's history

I have been mesmorised about this place since the first time I visited it about sixteen years ago... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Guest B
Pretoria, South Africa
Travel back in time!

Travel back in time in this amazingly well-preserved piece of history, a 48 room Victorian mansion... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Pretoria, South Africa
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Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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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
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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
1  Thank hettacpieterse
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This is my 5th time visiting the house. I always take family and friends to visit the house. Love the history and every time i learn something new. The guide who helped us is very clued up and i was impressed with his knowledge (sadly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Sammy Marks arrived in South Africa with a case of silver knives as his only valuable possession, and became one of the first entrepreneurs, playing a significant role in mining, industrial and agricultural development in the country. Ninety eight percent of the household contents in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Funke G
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Don't miss out on the tour of the beautiful historic house and listen to the stories of years gone by.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

I enjoyed the house the gardens and the tea garden. What an interesting place to visit. I will come back again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

The restaurant owner is very friendly and helpful It is a pity that he is going to give up the restaurant due to his health. Without the restaurant Sammy Marx is going to loose tourists I was there on Wednesday the 24th October and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Willie367
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Love the way they took care of all the valuables and antiques in the house. A must visit if you love history. Will go again.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank louiselategan
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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