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Sammy Marks House

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Address: Route 104 | Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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I used to run the Tea Garden, some many moons ago...

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
filuguimaraes
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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. My daughter got married there, we had the ceremony in the croquet and the reception... More 

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Reviewed 7 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.

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Thank Tiaan L
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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!

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Thank Irma d
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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 South Africa in search for opportunities. His wit and business sense lead him to many... More 

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Thank Laila S
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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.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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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

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Thank manddjones
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14 reviews
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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 slake her curiosity - and the result was an hour well spent. Tea in the... More 

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Thank LaconicDaisy
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Worth while seeing. Well looked after and a piece of South African history. Quaint restaurant with seating undervthe trees offering picnic baskets as well.

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Thank Gundi d
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

A 5 course meal in the Sammy Marks Kitchen is a highlight of heritage tourism in South Africa. One cannot help but to be transported back to the day when Sammy was living in this house - it is so well preserved and the atmosphere with it! Brilliant activity for the history lover!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Having been here before the deterioration in the restaurant's service (you wait 40 minutes for your lemonade) is markedly. We couldn't get food due to the long delay. The tour is also disappointing and not as good and detailed as before. Limited information is conveyed about Sammy Marks some of which is irrelevant.

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