Opposite City Hall, this grand museum is a good place to go if you’re interested in natural history. Outside the building are the...
National Cultural History Museum
Concentrating on the cultural history of South Africa, the National Cultural History Museum is dedicated to preserving the country’s...
Siyazakha Travel & Tours
Takes tours around Pretoria and Gauteng, including the Cullinan Diamond Mine and the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre. It also offers a...
Designed by Hans and Roelf Botha, this theatre complex hosts productions (including opera, music, ballet and theatre) in its five...
Based in the beautiful former Capitol Theatre next door to the Tshwane Cultural Centre, and decorated with quirky curios, this place...
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Melrose House information
In 1886 a splendid mansion was built for George Heys opposite Burgers Park. Today Melrose House is a national monument, and an interesting blend of English Victorian and Cape Dutch styles.
During the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War, Lords Roberts and Kitchener (both British commanders) lived here. On 31 May 1902 the Treaty of Vereeniging, which marked the end of the war, was signed in the dining room. Highlights of the house include a grand billiard room with a vibrant stained-glass smoking nook and a conservatory containing a collection of political cartoons from the Anglo-Boer War.