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 Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 9:00 to 16:00. Special visits on other days may be made by prior arrangement with the Liaison Officer.

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