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Fort Schanskop

Pretoria 0027, South Africa
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Boer War History

Fascinating insight to the Boer War. The displays in the various rooms show the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bazzajmcg
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Not a whole lot to see

Worth visiting if you are also seeing Freedom Park (great!) or the Voortrekker Monument (meh). But... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
HyperboreanTom
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating insight to the Boer War. The displays in the various rooms show the history of the times and the appalling conditions of the hospital and the concentration camps. Great view of the surrounding countryside from this elevated position.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Worth visiting if you are also seeing Freedom Park (great!) or the Voortrekker Monument (meh). But there are only a few rooms open and only one staffperson (wearing headphones) when I was there. The displays were printer paper that had been laminated, but nonetheless told...More

Thank HyperboreanTom
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you have an interest in the history of South Africa, the Transvaal and the Anglo Boer War then this is a must. They can really do a lot more at the fort with the exhibit and surrounds though but nice to go and have...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This fort from Boer War times has a fairly underwhelming history and museum as it never really saw battle and the museum was mostly being renovated and unseeable. However the view over Pretoria was awesome! There was a wedding taking place later in the day...More

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Nice outdoor venue. Nice cycling venue. Walk around and appreciate the Voortrekkers. Braai facilites, picnic, walking paths

Thank Gauteng2015980
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Fort was one of several built to protect Pretoria. It is very well maintained, clean, safe and a great place to visit and learn. A very nice South African Military Weapons collection is displayed. The area is like a park and beautiful. Highly recommended.

Thank Chipperhigh2
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We visited in a group, the Fort is very interesting, and you can go for walks and biking, it is safe and nice for outdoors loving people.

Thank r0uxw
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This fort gives an insight of how Pretoria was defended in former years. Visitors can look into different rooms with armour and medical equipment. Nice views over Pretoria. Good to combine with a visit to the Voortrekker Museum.

Thank SFou
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

A must see whilst visiting the Voortrekker Monument. It has both History and great views of the Monument and Pretoria

Thank Phil W
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

To see what happened with the Boer people a century earlier at the hands of the English occupation of their lands.

Thank Werner W
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