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MUSEUM: Visiting hours

The Museum is open to visitors daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. Special tours are possible on any day, including Mondays, by prior arrangement - please enquire via: 
We have kept our prices as low as possible in the foregoing years but need to align ourselves with other Heritage Sites. Bear in mind the entire homestead is private property and we benefit from no grants or subsidies. Many thanks for your support. Kndly note that there is a R10 parking fee over weekends for security purposes.

For any further information regarding the Smuts family or Smuts House and its history, please email us and we will assist where possible:


For any direct queries regarding the Museum, facilities, functions and activites at Smuts House please contact:
Reception:+27(0)12 670 9017
Liaison Officer:  +27(0)79 393 3282

Ouma Isie's Tea Garden 

Ouma Isie`s Tea Garden is now under new management. Thinus Olivier and his team have done a marvelous job in revamping the facility and bringing it up to a very pleasant restaurant standard. 

Ouma Isie's is now the perfect place to visit ... out in the open air with proper social distancing and some peace and tranquility to refresh your body and soul. The Restaurant offers a variety of daily menu items and also caters for Functions, Children`s Parties, Kitchen Tea`s, Weddings, Conferences, Year-end Functions or any other special event or celebration. Please visit our Facebook page for more information:

Come visit us at the Smuts House Museum in Irene. We do breakfasts and lunches and you can even bring your dog along. And we have a roofed area for when it's raining.

For bookings:
Tel: 076 716 6845
Or email:

Friends of Smuts House: upcoming events

Bees Talk

Dear Friends

Our next event is also going to be held on Sunday morning 17 July at the Field Marshall Shellhole. Sunday morning is the only time the speaker is available and the topic is Bees.

Bees have been a problem at the Big House since the Smuts family lived there and Hannes Grobler recently removed the bees which has been done several times before and is an ongoing issue. Hannes will be talking about the Biology of bees, what goes on in a bee hive and other information on this vital and threatened pollinator.

We look forward to seeing you at the Moth Shellhole on Sunday 17 July 10h30 for 11h00

 The cost will be R60 for members of Friends of Smuts House and R75 for visitors.

Bookings should be made with me at, providing your cell phone number and proof of payment.

Please pay via EFT to the Friends of Smuts, Nedbank Centurion. Account number 1621173909 (Labelling it with your name and 17 July).

Thank you

The FRIENDS OF SMUTS HOUSE would like to thank all those people who kindly donated money as a result of our appeal via the Jan Smuts Facebook group during the Covid lockdown period. Personal notes of thanks were sent to individual donors, except those who didn't supply contact details, and to whom we now extend our sincere gratitude.

If you have donated (and didn't supply your email address), or if you still intend to do so, please fill out the form on the DONATE tab so that we can send our personal thanks.

Despite the response to our appeal during the Covid pandemic, which raised some R60 000, The Foundation remains in dire need of additional financial support so that any further donations will be most gratefully received.


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Museum Reception Catering Contractor  Executive Liaison Officer
Tel: +27(0)12 670 9017 Tel: +27(0)76 716 6845 Cell: +27(0)79 393 3282


Kindly note: the Museum operating times are Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 to 16:00. Special visits on other days may be made by prior arrangement with the Liaison Officer. There is a R10 parking fee over weekends for security reasons.

Ouma Isie's Tea Garden and Restaurant is open every day except Mondays (apart from Public Holidays falling on a Monday).