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Smuts House Museum

Nelmapius Rd/M31, Irene 012-667-1176 adult R10, child R5

S 25 53.345 E 028 13.924

Smuts House Museum is in the former home of Jan Smuts and is a small farm house just outside of the village of Irene. It is a simple wood and iron house surrounded by a garden and tranquil trees and became a national monument after being restored to the state in which Jan and his wife, Isie lived for the last 40 years of their life. Jan Smuts was a military leader and philosopher, and twice served as the Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa in the early 1900s.

To get there from Pretoria head south on the N1 to the Botha St exit. Go south on Botha St about 2 km to Nelmapius Rd/M31. Take a left heading east on Nelmapius St for about 200 m and then right/south onto 23rd Street. Continue 1.5 km to the museum. There are also signs directing you toward the house from the N14/R28 and R21.

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