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Kruger Museum

Kruger Museum Review

This was once the residence of Paul Kruger, president of the South African republic between 1883 and 1902 and one of the most revered figures in South African history. The home, still fully furnished, is humble and somber, befitting this deeply religious leader who loved to sit on the front stoep (veranda) and watch the world go by. Exhibits in the adjoining museum trace Kruger's career, culminating in his exile by the British and eventual death in Switzerland in 1904. Of particular interest are the letters of support that Kruger received from all over the world, including the United States, when Britain instigated the South African War (1899–1902), also known as the Anglo-Boer War. Across the road is the Dutch Reformed Church, where Kruger's wife is buried. You need to book two days in advance for a guided tour.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Church St. W, at Potgieter St. Tshwane, 0002 | Map It
  • Phone: 012/326–9172
  • Cost: R25, guided tours R30
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30–4:30, weekends 9–4:30
  • Location: Pretoria

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