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Smuts House Museum

Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950) was twice president of South Africa and member of the British War Cabinet during both the First and Second World Wars. He was instrumental in establishing the both the League of Nations and the United Nations.

In 1948 he supported the Fagan Commission's Report that recommended the relaxation of laws regulating the influx of blacks into the cities. This he believed would not only improve the labour supply but also prevent the social problems associated with migrant labour. The National Party campaigned on just the opposite platform. Smuts lost the election, the National Party ushered in their Apartheid policies, and the rest was history.

He spent the last 40 years of his life at his farm in Irene, called Doornkloof. Here he was able to study what he loved best - botany. It is this modest farmhouse that has been converted into the Smuts House Museum.

ADDRESS:
Jan Smuts Ave, Irene

TEL:
(012) 667-1176
(012) 667-1213

HOURS:'
Mon-Fri:09:30 - 13:00 13:30 - 16:30
Weekends: 9:30 - 13:00 13:30 - 17:00
public holidays: 9:30 -13:00 13:30 - 17:00
Closed on Good Friday, 1 May, 24 & 25 Dec

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Twin Rivers

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Centurion

0.6km South West of center of Smuts House Museum

Twin Rivers Guesthouse offers self catering flatlet accommodation in the suburb of Irene in Centurion, Gauteng. Although self catering we also offer breakfast on request. Situated in the quiet and beautiful Twin Rivers Country Estate in Irene. We offer 1

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Pheasant Hill Bed & Breakfast

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Centurion

2.3km North East of center of Smuts House Museum

Pheasant Hill offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Doornkloof East in Centurion, Gauteng. Experience the atmosphere of the countryside outside the Pretoria city centre. We are just 1km from the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve. Stay in one of 14 luxurious

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Dunkelly

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Centurion

2.6km West of center of Smuts House Museum

Dunkelly offers self catering accommodation in the Centurion suburb of Irene. Situated between Pretoria and Midrand in the quaint, picturesque and secure village of Irene, Dunkelly can be found nestled in a country village steeped in history and surrounde

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Colonial Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Centurion

2.6km North West of center of Smuts House Museum

Nestled in the quiet and tranquil surroundings of Irene Village the Colonial Guest House gives you the opportunity to experience the ambience of the countryside in the centre of Gauteng.

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Leopardsong Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Centurion

3.5km West of center of Smuts House Museum

Leopardsong Manor offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the Centurion Golf Estate in Centurion, Gauteng. Our bed and breakfast facility in Centurion Golf Estate has been noted for its stylish interior and spacious rooms overlooking one of the best gol

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Piccolo 46

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Centurion

5.3km North West of center of Smuts House Museum

Piccolo 46 offers self catering accommodation in Centurion in Gauteng. This luxury fully furnished two bedroom unit is a self-catering apartment located in Die Hoewes, Centurion on the corner of Von Willigh Ave and Lenchen Ave, close to all amenities and

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Piccolo 15

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Centurion

5.3km North West of center of Smuts House Museum

Piccolo 15 offers self catering accommodation in Centurion in Gauteng. This luxury fully furnished three bedroom unit is a self-catering apartment located in Die Hoewes, Centurion on the corner of Von Willigh Ave and Lenchen Ave, close to all amenities an

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Accommodation @ Van's

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Centurion

5.5km North of center of Smuts House Museum

Accommodation @ Van's offers self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation in Centurion. Located in the quiet suburb of Pierre van Ryneveld which sits between Moreleta Park and Lyttelton Manor in Centurion, Pretoria. We offer 11 self catering options,

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Bloemhoek B & B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Centurion

7.7km West of center of Smuts House Museum

Bloemhoek is situated in the beautiful treed suburb Clubview in the heart of Centurion. Bloemhoek is set in a lush green garden in a quiet area. Our guests enjoy tranquility and relaxation under the cosy gazebo with view over our beautiful garden...

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The Aviary

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria

9.2km North of center of Smuts House Museum

The Aviary offers self catering accommodation in Waterkloof Glen in the south-west of Pretoria. We offer two units, The Sparrow (sleeps 2) and The Swallow room (sleeps 4). Each with en-suite bathrooms (shower and bath), HD flat screen with full package DS

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