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Sammy Marks House

Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 790 2302
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A hidden gem

A hidden gem that I revisit every once in a while for a pre-booked picnic and guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
besteralette
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Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile
Picnic in the garden

Order a picnic basket for 4 to enjoy as a family under the trees, or try the bockwurst with potato... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BurnToExplore
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“tea garden” (17 reviews)
“house tour” (6 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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"interesting house"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

1  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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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Excellent guide, wonderful and interesting house, would definitely go back again, as there was too much to take in!

1  Thank franschhoek2016
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I brought a British couple to Sammy Marks, with the intent to do the guided tour. Seems like tours are on the hour, so we had a quick slice of chocolate cake and lemonade in the tea garden (yum). Menu’s still the same so this...More

1  Thank Louis S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Great morning tea. Quiet and relaxed. Menu is quite expensive and all over the place so we just had tea which was enjoyable under the shade of the old trees next to the house. We have been on the house tour so many times that...More

Thank Tanita_O
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do with my father-in-law who has lived in Pretoria most of his life. He’d never been here, nor even heard of Sammy Marks, so off we went. Tea and scones in the garden were great, as everyone says, and...More

2  Thank FrankiesAwesome
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Situated on church road alternate to N4 from Pretoria to Bronkhorstspruit is SAMMY MARKS HOUSE A Mansion belonging to the 19th Century agricultural, industrial and mining tycoon Sammy Marks. The estate is well preserved in 1986 it became a museum and boast some of the...More

Thank Jabu M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a must for any Pretoria visitor! A lovely garden to meander in and then have a meal, snack or delicious cake and coffee in the resident tranquil garden coffee shop. Visiting the interior of the house is a trip down memory lane.... a...More

Thank hedihildegardk
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Noah R
19 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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