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Great to see how the great man lived

Excellent way to gain some insight to the man that was an integral part of the history of our great... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Évañ S
Babyshower held at the venue

The food and company was excellent but the venue needs some TLC. The landmark to the venue is... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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Nelmapius Road, Pretoria 0046, South Africa
+27 12 667 1176
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

By visiting Jan Smut's House you understand so much more about the man behind the name. It was really worth the visit for me...the lovely house with all the old historical photos, the furniture, his bedroom and the other bedrooms and the amazing library full...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Jan Smuts was an amazing and brilliant man. The only thing I know about him was his name was on the airport! Now have discovered what a bright and interesting person he was. If history is your thing, well worth a visit. There is also...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I visited Smuts House on a previous occasion after making sure they are open and was duly pleased with their place. The history of the place the people who lived there and all things I saw was great to say the least. I also order...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KobusV156
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Excellent way to gain some insight to the man that was an integral part of the history of our great country.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Évañ S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food and company was excellent but the venue needs some TLC. The landmark to the venue is overgrown by plants and the street not maintained. Also overgrown by grass and trees. So much that 2 cars can't pass each other.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 347janaa
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This places is out of town and gives a very tranquil "farm" ambiance. The service is casual but the coffee and snack is "yummy". The walkabout in Smuts Museum is also a bonus and the entrance fee is reasonable.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Adddie7
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Visiting Jan Smut's home gives one an excellent insight into one of South Africa's greatest statesmen. The property is well maintained, with original furniture in the home including an extensive library of diverse subjects and intrests. Beautiful day out in Irene.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank drkarla
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a nice visit! We did not actually visited the house, but did visit the terain. The walking trail and arboretum is beautifully maintained. They actually do a lot of effort with the upkeep. Had a lovely walk with our 15 month old. And...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Yolan1
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Definitely worth a visit by every South African, young or old. Irrespective of race. This is a good view of some South African history.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank taniawilliev
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a lovely time exploring the house, they have lovely photographs about the history and you can walk about on the grounds.

Date of experience: March 2016
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2 May 2016|
Response from Matthew A | Reviewed this property |
The viewing times I'm not sure but there is a nice Coffee Shop on site.