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Address: Pretoria Road, Pretoria 0184, South Africa
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Real farm atmosphere

The Pioneer house is typical of how the Boers used to live - a very basic lifestyle. There is place to have a picnic and there is a small shop. Early on Saturday mornings (from 5... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
OutdoorJaquie
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Pretoria
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Old fashioned goodness. Step back in time. Have a picnic under the trees while the ducks drift by in the stream and the peacocks shaking their magnificent feathers to amaze you. Good fun day for all

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favour. Get up one Saturday morning early. I mean early. Be there at about 5:30. Farm fresh produce and fresh meat directly from the farmers. No middlemanso costsare affordable. You can buy your months groceries here guaranteed fresh. Then there is the dutch cheeses...breakfasts and tons more...I go at least twice a month now.

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Thank OuBallie
Pretoria
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Pioneer house is typical of how the Boers used to live - a very basic lifestyle. There is place to have a picnic and there is a small shop. Early on Saturday mornings (from 5 am), farmers bring fresh produce and crafts to sell - well worth visiting the farmers market.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Can buy lovely fresh produce direct from the farmer. Have a hearty breakfast and chat with fellow Pretorianers. Must visit at least once a month

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Thank Stella V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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657 reviews
229 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Our family has been visiting this museum since the 1980's. In recent times the Farmers Markets is the only attraction. The museum is desolate, damaged, derelict. There are some farm animals around as well as small kept parts of the garden. Tragic.

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Thank Kardoesie
Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The area is lovely with its tall trees. I can't imagine it is still a museum, but on Saturday mornings, it hosts the Farmers' Market - and that, I would recommend. My rating is therefore, for the Farmers' Market and NOT for the Pioneer Museum.

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1 Thank Beatrice M
Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

The Pioneers' house truly gives an insight into the simple lifestyle of the Afrikaner Pioneers who farmed in the region. The Province became known as Transvaal and together with the Free State Province these two Provinces were declared exclusive Afrikaner Provinces. The discovery of gold on the "Rand" obviously changed the situation as foreigners came pouring into the area and... More 

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2 Thank MARLOTREE
Hammanskraal, North-West, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

House is in ruins . Guide very helpful . He told us that they have been waiting for more than three years for funds from the government but all they say is that they do not have a plan for the house and that it is not generating money - It can't because it is in ruins

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Thank Anneliese A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

It's in ruins! The roof has fallen in, the walls are tumbling down. From what used to be a thriving, functioning farm museum providing employment for up to 30 people in the 1990s, this irreplaceable national treasure dating to before Pretoria even, is now a picture of desolation.

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1 Thank SalemDaoud
pretoria
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

tourists, watch handbags camera's etc. otherwise very informative - think all young kids should be taken there by their parents

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1 Thank veruska m

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