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Fort Klapperkop Military Museum

Johan Rissik Dr 012-313-7694 or 082-807-5278 adult R10, child R5

S 25 46.816 E 028 12.61

Fort Klapperkop Military Museum is located at Fort Klapperkop, which was one of four forts built in the late 1890s by the Boer South African Republic to protect the capital city. The fort was outfitted with artillery including a 155mm Long Tom cannon. While manned by troops for two years until the British overtook Pretoria, the fort never came under attack. In the late 1900s, the fort was restored and became the site of the South African Defense Force Memorial and Military Museum.

The fort and museum are about 2 km south of Pretoria. Head out of town on Nelson Mandela Dr/R21 and continue roughly 2 km to the left turn off on Johan Rissik Dr.

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