Sammy Marks Museum
Situated about 23km outside of Pretoria, the Sammy Marks Museum is the former home of industrial and mining tycoon Sammy Marks.
The 19th century mansion features 48 bedrooms, a beautiful garden as well as a tennis court.
A well-stocked library, photographs of the Marks family and lavish 19th century furnished can be found in the museum.
Sammy Marks and his wife Bertha lived in the house along with their nine children.
Sammy Marks’ children lived in the house until 1978. The house and its 75ha were sold to the National Cultural History Museum in 1995.
Apart from the museum visitors can enjoy a picnic at one of the tables placed in the garden under the garden’s huge trees or enjoy a stroll through the beautiful rose garden.
Adults: R35.00 per adult, R20.00 per adult or pensioner, and R10.00 per child under 18 years.
Museum Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00 to 17:00.
Address: Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Donkerhoek, Pretoria, 0127
Contact number: 012 755 9542
Directions: From Pretoria, take the N4 towards Witbank/Emalahleni. Take the Hans Strijdom off-ramp continue until you reach a T-junction where the road joins the old Bronkhorstspruit Road (R104). Follow the signposts to the museum.