Place of Quiet


Experience peace, quiet and alone time


Experience the peace of Doornkloof while sitting in the Place of Quiet, built in memory of Guy Braithwaite, an ex-serviceman who saved the Big House from being turned into a sanatorium, founder of what is now the General Smuts Foundation.


The Place of Quiet can also be used as a chapel for weddings. Please contact us to make bookings.


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).