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Take the doggies

Very nice to walk the dogs. The coffee shop is dog friendly and the food is very nice. Really a... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
Lynn0416
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Centurion, South Africa
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Quiet Day Out

Beautiful heritage site. Small Restaurant. Outside in nature. Pot Beef Pie a must with their Home... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2019
Charles P
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Germiston, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I visit here at least twice a month. There is so much to do here. Irene Marker, Ouma Iesie's Tea Garden that serves awesome food, Smuts House Museum itself and then there are the walks for fundraisers for various animal rescues on most Sunday's. You can go for a short or long walk in the morning with your furries and then have breakfast afterwards in the pet friendly tea garden.

I really love this venue.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Petro J
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We did not come for the museum but instead to do the Oubaas Hiking Trail, which was a lovely and relaxed trail. The Saturday we went there just happened to be a dog-walking fundraiser which was lovely as we also had a pooch with us and it was lovely to see everyone with their dogs, both on the trail as well as seated at the museum restaurant, where they were provided with water bowls. A section of the trail has a garden with botanical informational signs which is always nice.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A well preserved house which really gives you a sense of the man. Lots of informative displays and much to read, also some fascinating photographs of the Royal visit in 1947 and Smuts’ funeral in 1950. There is apparently a guide but he didn’t turn up on the day we visited. Smuts was a really important leader in the early 20th century, and instrumental in getting South Africa to fight on the British side in World War 2. It could easily have gone the other way.

You can walk up to the koppie where Smuts’ ashes were scattered, but we gave up because the path uphill becomes quite difficult. It is marked with white stones, but you really need proper shoes. Don’t attempt it in flip flops like I did. The path could do with some clearing. There’s also a cafe but that shuts on a Monday. Definitely worth a visit here.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A historic venue. Quiet and peacefull.
With a nice teagarden. The fantastic fresh scones can not be missed.
A visit to the the organic market on Wednesday and Saturday is an interesting visit with stalls to stalls to visit.
Pet free venue (except for visit inside the house).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank VeronicaM4403
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This is the house of one of the giants of history. He was a leader of the Boers during their war for independence, yet following their defeat not much more than 10 years later was actively leading South African forces fighting around the world for the British. He was not only a great leader of his country but a statesman, respected throughout the world.
Yet he lived in this humble house.
Not much more than a Veldt farmhouse. What a contrast with modern Presidents. He entertained world leaders in these rooms.
Worth 30 Rand, well not if your looking at an old farmhouse, but worth so much more if you have any interest in anything other than a place being clean.

Date of experience: November 2017
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