Set in acres of rolling veld just outside Pretoria, Zwartkoppies Hall epitomises all the ornate elegance of prosperous colonial households during the latter decades of the last century. The 48 graciously rooms are filled with exquisite furniture, porcelain, paintings and silver, making it a home truly worthy of Sammy Marks's status as one of the leading industrialists of his day. The museum is unique in that it's the only Victorian mansion in the country whose interior is preserved intact and wholly authentic. Once you have completed your tour, relax for a while over tea and scones. Tables are under the trees and also on the wide trellised verandah that runs the length of the house, affording splendid views of Bertha's rose garden.