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An Insight into a Great Man

I have read a good deal about Jan Smuts and his fascinating career from Boer soldier to world... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom
Well maintained piece of history

Very interesting piece of history and well kept. It is also interesting to note the humble abode of... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Debbie F
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Nelmapius Road, Pretoria 0046, South Africa
+27 12 667 1176
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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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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Very interesting piece of history and well kept. It is also interesting to note the humble abode of such a prominent person in history, void of any luxuries. Worth a visit for SA History enthusiasts!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Know the history of your country...not only from the text book.make sure you visit historical houses like these !

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank TeeVee12
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The museum is on the same grounds as a tea garden. Apparently in the tea garden you can book kitchen teas, baby showers etc. Everything is beautifully clean and the food was wonderful. The museum itself is extraordinary. Everything is exquisitely preserved. There are so...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank TessaZA
Reviewed 19 May 2015

What a fantastic experience to see this home and house of Mr Smuts who was a remarkable man - both boer and supporter of the english. The old gentleman who was our guide for almost 2 hours for 100 Rand was worth every cent. This...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Claude and Anna L
Reviewed 26 March 2015

If you want to go you should combine it with a Irene Market day. Every second Saturday of the month. The best market in South Africa. You can also combine it with a walk. There is a Jan Smuts walk that is awsome! I am...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Annelie L
Reviewed 17 March 2015

It is an interesting visit and one learns how short jan Smuts had to have been with the height of doorways etc. However their are more interesting houses to visit which demonstrate the lifestyle. What was curious was the need to pay one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Denise W
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Well worth a visit. This heritage site is so well preserved and in a lovely tranquil setting. The people are friendly and helpful and all in all an enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Diner60
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Visit Smuts House Museum if you would like an interesting look at how Jan Smuts and his family had lived. The house has been lovingly restored and historically recreated to reflect that era. Next door is a lovely tea garden with beautiful big trees and...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Zanda_Norval
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Arrived on Saturday afternoon, before this place is supposed to be closed and found it closed. We were told that it was closed because it was raining? The restaurant next to the house was still open, so we decided to grab a bite, what a...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank Carlos00002
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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.