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Sammy Marks House

Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 790 2302
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Historical house

Worth a visit and enjoyed a lovely picnic in the gardens. Unfortunately kids don't get taught this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JUSTINE-JESSE
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Pretoria, South Africa
Charming old place

Well worth a visit. A fascinating man, not sadly forgotten. The family's actual furniture is still... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
449joeg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“tea garden” (15 reviews)
“house tour” (5 reviews)
“guided tour” (9 reviews)
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Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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+27 12 790 2302
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit and enjoyed a lovely picnic in the gardens. Unfortunately kids don't get taught this type of history anymore so tend to get bored looking at the old furniture and can't enjoy the wonderful history. A good day out if you enjoy old...More

Thank JUSTINE-JESSE
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Well worth a visit. A fascinating man, not sadly forgotten. The family's actual furniture is still in place. We are so blessed to still have these old manor homes intact. to visit. So little government subsidy is available to maintain them. The tea garden is...More

Thank 449joeg
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We book a few tables outside under the trees for my husband’s birthday last year. The host really when out of his way to provide us with the best service and also more than we expected. The tables were laid out with table cloths and...More

Thank InaJvRensburg
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Olde worlde charm and elegance, certainly one of the most well preserved Victorian houses in the world, with a wonderful team of dedicated curators, gardeners, guides, etc... The house is EXACTLY as it was, wonderfully kept, so are the gardens, croquet lawn, fruit orchard etc....More

Thank filuguimaraes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Not as well kept as I would have liked it to be, but then again, there is not much government support as there should be for this heritage site. Stunning little tea garden though.

Thank Tiaan L
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Remarkable piece of history! Interesting - tour of the house highly recommended. Young and old will enjoy this. Have been there five times and will go again!

Thank Irma d
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went with a group of friends and we did the house tour followed by the garden picnic. House tour was really impressive. The history of the owners's life is a typical reflection of South Africa's 1800s history. A poor European young man, lands in...More

Thank Laila S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

What a wonderfull person. Always on the go and thoughtfull at his age. Cannot ask for better. I love this museum and is well looked after with love and care.

Thank Nita B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This has often been a must visit to take overseas tourists. Our most recent experience was very disappointing. The place appeared to be run-down. We asked why and were told that it is no longer on the recognised itinerary by tourist companies. Shame

Thank manddjones
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The tour of the house is affordable and well worth the trip! The tour guides are friendly and very knowledgeable, which just made the entire experience that much more interesting. The tour guide we had, in particular, had done some of her own research to...More

Thank LaconicDaisy
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