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Melrose House

  • 275 Jeff Masemola St. Map It
  • Pretoria
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1886, this opulent structure is one of South Africa's most beautiful and best-preserved Victorian homes, furnished in period style. It has marble columns, mosaic floors, lovely stained-glass windows, ornate ceilings, porcelain ornaments, and richly colored carpets. On May 31, 1902, the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed in the dining room, ending the South African War. You can view a permanent exhibit on the war or arrange for a guided tour.

Sight Information


275 Jeff Masemola St., Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • R22, guided tour R170 per hour
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5. Closed Mon. and public hols.

Published 03/07/2016


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