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This small wood-and-iron country house was the residence of three-time South African prime minister Jan Christian Smuts, who played active roles in the South African War and World Wars I and II and was instrumental in setting up the League of Nations (forerunner of the United Nations). Despite his military background, he was committed to working for peace and remains one of South Africa's most interesting historical characters. His home illustrates the simple manner in which he lived until his death in 1950. There's a tea garden on the large grounds, an adjacent campsite, and easy trails up a nearby hill. Ask about guided bird-watching and other tours. On the second and last Saturday of each month, a crafts market takes to the grounds.
- Address: Off Nelmapius Rd., Irene, 0157
- Phone: 012/667–1176
- Cost: R10
- Hours: Daily 9:30–4:30
- Location: Pretoria
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