President Pretorius Museum

President Pretorius Museum

President Pretorius Museum

Stole through the past at this restored piece of Urban Doer culture with its tranquil farmyard, coach-house, stable and smithy. This Cape-style homestead was built in 1868 and was the residence of Martinus Wessel Pretorius (1819 - 1901), the first president of the South African Republic and founder of the city of Pretoria. It was more than one hundred and five years later when the town council of Potchefstroom decided to purchase the property and restore it to its former glory. After its complete restoration the site was declared a national monument, and the President Pretorius Museum was opened.

If you would like to take a walk through a part of South African history you can do it here. The museum is open to visitors on weekdays from 10:00 to 17:00 (Closing for lunch from 13:00 to 14:00), on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00 and on Sundays from 14:30 to 16:30. Admission is free.

For more information please contact:
President Pretorius Museum
Van der Hoff Avenue
Potchefstroom
Tel: +27-18-2995027

Or Contact Potchefstroom Tourism Information
Tel 27-18-2995371
Fax 27-18-2995133
Or email: council@potch.co.za

Accommodation Near President Pretorius Museum

Sleeps: 11 in 4 units/rooms

Adato Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

0.6km North West of President Pretorius Museum

Adato Guest House is a charming home situated in Potchefstroom close to the main attractions, shopping centers. hospitals, sport grounds and the university. The warm friendly atmosphere and comfortable, stylish accommodation is ideal for business ...

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Akkerlaan Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

0.8km North West of President Pretorius Museum

In the historical town of Potchefstroom, Gretha & Nicky welcome you to their well-appointed 4 star guesthouse in a tranquil and peaceful town setting. 11 Spacious, en-suite rooms are equipped to match the needs of the modern traveller.

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Kumkani Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

1.7km East of President Pretorius Museum

Kumkani Country Lodge is centrally situated on 4ha next to the Mooi River and Golf course in Potchefstroom. Shopping centres and restaurants within walking distance. University/ sport facilities are within 5 km.

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Cosy Cottage

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1.9km East of President Pretorius Museum

All our cottages have private entrances and secure undercover parking. The comfort of our guests is ensured with an en-suit bathroom/toilet, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook and lounge with TV and satellite TV. Internet, e-mail, and fax ...

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Birdsview Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Potchefstroom

3.1km North East of President Pretorius Museum

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Sleeps: 24 in 12 units/rooms

Lyon Paradise

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

12.1km North of President Pretorius Museum

Lyon Paradise is a stunning venue with a huge thatch roof and lush green gardens, complete with beautiful roses, a koi fish pond, calming and tranquil water feature and a brilliant white gazebo as focal point, which is suitable for large groups and weddin

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Thabela Thabeng Mountain Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

27.5km East of President Pretorius Museum

2023 million years ago a meteorite struck planet earth formed the Vredefort Dome. This impact has left a beauty out of destruction that is utterly breathtaking, historically fascinating and rich in a unique and diverse micro-ecosystem of fauna and...

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Deelfontein

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

28.5km South East of President Pretorius Museum

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Dimalachite River Lodge

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Parys

33.2km East of President Pretorius Museum

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Kopjeskraal Country Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

33.5km East of President Pretorius Museum

The Lodge can sleep 16 people. The following accommodation is offered; the farmhouse has three big bedrooms with two beds in each room. An en-suite rondawel with its own kitchen, and four outside rooms with two beds in each room. Kopjeskraal ...

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