Paul kruger

Pretoria – Crossing the Jukskei River.

We are going to take Pretoria by storm, on this special full day tour.

First established as a “kerkplaas” in 1853, owned by Marthinus Pretorius, this piece of land in the central Transvaal soon became the town “Pretoria”. In 1860 Pretoria was chosen to be the new Capitol of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek.

As with all our tours, we delve into the hidden history and lesser known facts:

Why did a man receive 10 oxen for loyalty from Paul Kruger for his right hand, but had to pay a 10 pound fine for treason with his left hand?

What went down in the 4 year civil war in the ZAR?

Why is there no church on Church square?

What happened to the Dopper church’s golden clock hands?

Concessions: How do you solve a problem and enrich yourself?

Why was President Burgers labeled a heretic?

How many times were the town besieged by the British?

What was the robe room in the Palace of Justice used for during the South-African war?

Why did Sammy Marks need to bail out the government financially?

Our journey starts at Melrose House, from there we walk the station, down Paul Kruger street to City hall , round the corner to Loreto Convent, Kruger House, Poynton building, Church square, St Albans, Staatsmodel school, Burgerspark and back to Melrose House.

FULL DAY TOUR: Walk is about  9km
Entry to Melrose and a full tour of Kruger house is included in the tour fee. And a picnic style lunch will be served at Kruger House.The fee inclusive of museum entrance and lunch is R450

3 HOUR TOUR: Walk is about 3km – Own food and drink, R275

You can book using the link to the Payfast portal below. You will receive a confirmation email within 24hrs of booking. Please use your email address as means of contact.

See you on tour!

24 July: Full day

7 Aug: Short

28 Aug: Full day