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President Paul Kruger House

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Address: Church Street, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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+27 12 326 9172
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You can feel the history that emanates from this place. They can improve the maintenance of the building, the old furniture is amazing!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 3, 2016
Christiaan J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One interesting and polarizing figure, Paul Kruger definitely deserves a double take. A glimpse into his life and later years can be achieved through a visit to the Kruger Museum in Pretoria. The museum itself just doesn't show visitors what his living conditions were like but a treasure trove of photos and documents also display the kind of politician and... More 

Thank Luc V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there to show my son the history of Paul Kruger, President of South Africa in the early 19th century! This museum is absolutely in mint condition and portrays the history of this Era with the total ORIGINAL furniture and trimmings, the original train in which he traveled, carriages he traveled in. The kitchen with it's table and chairs, cutlery... More 

Thank Marisa B
Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed being taken back in time in this historical home and museum. Everything was well kept. Would have liked to have seen a bit more facts on some of the items / rooms but still had a good overall experience. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank tashiem2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

You can feel the history that emanates from this place. They can improve the maintenance of the building, the old furniture is amazing!

Thank Christiaan J
Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

With much original furniture and photos this house tells the story of the residence of Paul Kruger and his means of transport both locally and his train for longer journeys.

Thank Mary H
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

It is now some time after all the water damage to the wall paper in the reception area of the president. Can't they fix that please?

Thank Jubulani-Tours
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a short walk from the downtown area, well preserved property. You can see it quite well from the street and even sneak peak into the house. We are not too much of history geeks so we settled with that.

Thank zlaton
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

furnishings are fabulous and well worth seeing.The same gentleman who opened Kruger Park where the animals roam at leisure

Thank Carolyn N
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We started our visit to centre of Pretoria at Church Square. This was a bit depressing especially as the Paul Kruger stature has been fenced off presumably to prevent vandalism, We walked down a few rather run down blocks replete with vagrants sleeping on the street to get to the house. Once there we were very impressed with how well... More 

Thank HofH999
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

it was lately planned trip to \Pretoria but was worth a drive we took. the place is brimming with south African history. the place is so good and interesting. Has open place in front people lazing around in cool winters. Enough parking for a Sunday. and the place is safe to walk around

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