Smuts House Museum

Smuts House Museum information

Location
Around Pretoria , South Africa
Address
Nelmapius Rd
Irene
Telephone
+27 12 667 1941
More information
www.smutshouse.co.za
Prices
adult/child R10/5, picnic garden per car R5
Opening hours
9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, to 5pm Sat & Sun
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Once known as Doornkloof, Smut’s home for over 40 years has been turned into an interesting museum . If you’re travelling to/from Pretoria by car, it’s worth dropping in for a look. The wood-and-iron building was a British officers’ mess at Middelburg, but Smuts bought it and re-erected it on his 1600-hectare property at Irene, 16km south of Pretoria. Surrounded by a wide verandah and shaded by trees, it has a family atmosphere and gives a vivid insight into Smuts’ life.