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Sammy Marks House

Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 790 2302
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An absolute must

Love the way they took care of all the valuables and antiques in the house. A must visit if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
louiselategan
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Durbanville, South Africa
A step back in time

Fantastic tour of the house. To view the house as it once was. The guided tour was brilliant, so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shook84
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“tea garden” (18 reviews)
“house tour” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (12 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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"original furniture"
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"potato salad"
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"restaurant owner"
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"old house"
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"historical house"
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"step back in time"
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"his life"
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"picnic basket"
in 6 reviews
"old trees"
in 2 reviews
"south africa"
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"worth a visit"
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"lovely picnic"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the way they took care of all the valuables and antiques in the house. A must visit if you love history. Will go again.

Thank louiselategan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour of the house. To view the house as it once was. The guided tour was brilliant, so informative and knowledgeable. She made the experience so interesting! I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Thank Shook84
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tea garden is nice but the service was poor. Very interesting tour of the museum. A real historic encounter. The gardens are unkept and the children's play area is situated much too far from the museum and tea garden. The play area also needs...More

Thank Beefeater7
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had a very nice picnic here, and went to see the museum too. Its a relaxing atmosphere, very enjoyable for picnics. Beautiful gardens.

Thank EllenCoetzee
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A truly amazing old house, with so much history. The whole family enjoyed our trip. The house is like a time capsule.

Thank Big_Red_C
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We found the Sammy Marks museum perfect. There were very knowledgable guides that took us through. The displays were all the original furniture that was owned by the family and all of it was open to view. There was a lovely tea garde outside and...More

Thank Albert R
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem that I revisit every once in a while for a pre-booked picnic and guided tour of the historic house. A must see when in Pretoria!

Thank besteralette
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Order a picnic basket for 4 to enjoy as a family under the trees, or try the bockwurst with potato salad. If you're more of a sweet tooth - apple strudel...You probably can't go wrong with anything you order... Great host and service. Value for...More

Thank BurnToExplore
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Firstly the address on trip advisor is correct but the map is wrong so use address. I went alone and joined a group tour which was at 1pm. Others start at 2.30pm and other times. I enjoyed it because this house is as it was...More

2  Thank DMVEAL
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is a must do tour of Sammy Marks's mansion. Werner, the German manager of the restaurant under the beautiful old trees, serves amazingly delicious cuisine. Not expensive at all. The tour of the interior of the mansion, is guided by very knowledgeable tour guides,...More

1  Thank Cecelia G
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Noah R
18 May 2017|
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Response from filuguimaraes | Reviewed this property |
I am so very sorry I missed your question, Noah. You can indeed book a special dinner served in the old kitchen of the Museum, as a matter of fact, on the old staff table, next to the gigantic iron coal stove. Set menu... More
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