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President Paul Kruger House

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Address: Church Street, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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TRIP IN HISTORY

It was some time ago that I visit the President Paul Kruger House with my sister. But I remember that this visit really gave me a trip in history I even went and purchased a book... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unreal to "feel" how the President lived! Except for the classy furniture, the lifestyle was very basic! The cole stove in the kitchen, the basic kitchen utensils and even the basin. It reminded me of how I grew up in the 1960's! Their religious lifestyle was also evident with the ever present STATENBIJBEL, (big old dutch Bible). Many family photographs... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not over excited with this property. Not for families with little kids Not really in a nice part of town either - but I suppose if you are historically orientated - it is okay

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

When you walk into the house, you are pulled into another century, when Paul Kruger was president of South Africa. Adding to the experience is the period architecture, with its dark interior and heavy furniture. I came to South Africa from the U.S., and before I left I read a book on the history of the country. It was good... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was some time ago that I visit the President Paul Kruger House with my sister. But I remember that this visit really gave me a trip in history I even went and purchased a book on the Boer War. This was truly a visit that I enjoyed as it is steeped in rich history especially if when you are... More 

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Thank Elizabeth v
Pretoria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I first visited this house many years ago. It still has charm and is in good shape, giving a great snapshot of a bygone era. It is in need of some maintenance, though, and Oom Paul's sternness and racism do cast a shadow over the cottage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I really enjoyed our visit here. It's not a large house but there's plenty to see, not just in the house itself (the contents of which is remarkably complete) but also outside. It will give you a very good and fascinating insight into the life of Paul Kruger. Well worth a visit and allow 45 - 60 minutes to go... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Although very small, this house offers a good look at how Kruger lived. It was very modest for a man of such distinction, considering the splendour of the present ruler's palaces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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.

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