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Interesting history

This largely original house of one of the Boer and South Africa leaders is well worth a trip if you... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
AdrianB144
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Solihull, United Kingdom
A Glimpse Into The Mind Of A Great South African Leader

The Smuts Museum presents the home of one of South Africa's internationally respected leaders in a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
mtcleroux
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Museum is acceptable, but the restaurant on site is an absolute LOST CASE ! waited one hour and 50 minutes only to find that the order was incorrectly brought to the table. Other complaints were made from 3 other tables. Spoiled our day !

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This largely original house of one of the Boer and South Africa leaders is well worth a trip if you want to understand the background to the Boer v Brit conflict and the formation of the unified South African state. An interesting insight into the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

The Jan Smuts House and museum on the outskirts of Pretoria is, like the Paul Kruger House in town, an essential place to visit for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the transition of the South African republic from the time of the 1898-1902...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The Smuts Museum presents the home of one of South Africa's internationally respected leaders in a way that transports the visitor back in time. Smuts was a highly intelligent man who independently continued his education even while on military campaigns. The anecdotes from his life...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

My family and I went on Oubaas trail (hike), this morning. We arrived early this morning and really didn't expect such a beautiful trail. Loved everything about the walk. The scenery from up top was quite impressive. We all enjoyed the walk and then went...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

After a bad experience at another Irene Venue My wife & I again visited Smuts House. The forested grounds & peaceful surrounds are always a treat. The garden restaurant offers great value (R25 for a toasted cheese sandwich with chips or a salad) The selection...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank ernestrx
Reviewed 20 December 2015

A unique experience for my family. It was an interesting and informative way of presenting Jan Smuts's involment in the formation of South Africa.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Starting with the restaurant (term used loosely...) food quality poor, selection good but several menu items unavailable. Buffet (at R15/100g!!) started running out of dishes within 45 minutes from opening, no plan for supplementing or substituting. Service painfully slow, management extremely rude, abrasive, inflexible and...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank JHK144
Reviewed 1 December 2015

From boer soldier to world statesmen.Well before the 45 years of apartheid this philosopher and statesman was involved with bringing this beautiful country into the international spotlight.He met up with kings&queens,world leaders and made a good contribution to what today is the UN. His modest...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Jake043
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I have read a good deal about Jan Smuts and his fascinating career from Boer soldier to world statesman and philosopher. The opportunity to visit his home was one I was keen to take. He was renowned for his simple tastes and the house reflects...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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