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Address: Johann Rissik Drive, Pretoria, South Africa
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+27 12 313 7694
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Fort overlooking Pretoria, designed to defend against riots and raids on...

Fort overlooking Pretoria, designed to defend against riots and raids on the city, but it is said, “never a shot was fired in anger from this fort.”

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Lovely views of Pretoria.

What a lovely place to have a look out over Pretoria, it seems safe and there are benches where you can sit and look out. Unfortunately the museum is closed over the festive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Should be done in conjunction with the Voortrekker monument visit as access is easily achieved by taking the rear road from the Voortrekker carpark. Great viewpoint across Pretoria and the surrounding hills. Well preserved fort with a number of good displays and diorama of a Boer campsite.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to have a look out over Pretoria, it seems safe and there are benches where you can sit and look out. Unfortunately the museum is closed over the festive period.

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Thank Erin M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends from overseas to Voortrekker Monuments and actually never came across my mind about this place. Made a detour and is not disappointed Really enjoyed the history stuff and saw some impala and zebras on the way up Was definately worth visiting Saw alot of bikers, i can imagine is quite a good MTB route

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Thank Tommy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Brings back many painfull memories of my years in the military. First with compulsary military service(2years) and then as a civilian serving for 10 years. Great memorial for fallen comrades who proudly served this country. Museum well maintained. Nice view over Unisa, the Union Buildings, Loftus and Pretoria. If you served, a visit well deserved.

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Thank Charles P
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Fortklapperkop Military Museum is a wonderful exhibition that does marvelous work with limited resources and support. The surrounding area and views are spectacular especially at sunset and sunrise. This is a perfect weekend outing for the whole family.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Placed right on top of a mountain, overlooking the now modern highways, this fort provides a clear view for miles. No wonder the cannons face this expanse. Very interestingly laid out, and provides an in-depth understanding of military history

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Thank Srivatsan
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A lovely visit for everybody intrested in South African history, the Fort has been restored and have lovely exhibits. There is a small shop selling snacks and curious. The site has an excellent view over Pretoria, and the grounds are used by joggers or people enjoying the outdoors.

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Thank r0uxw
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a small site but should be visited to observe the strategic location. Also view the small exhibits and understand the situation. No history should be forgotten as it indicates the path of the people followed to where we are today.

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Thank Jan B
Philadelphia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We really enjoyed this historic fort. It is a lovely and peaceful place. It also had great views of the area.

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Thank Lee A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Well worth a visit to this historical site. Exceptionally well taken care of, and they have also tried to collect as much memorabilia as possible to add to your education regarding that time in history. take the kids, have a picnic on the lawns there too. Wall of "remembrance" is rather moving as it records so many of our fallen... More 

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