Donkerhoek, or 'dark corner' as it directly translates into English, is where the battle of Diamond Hill took place during the Anglo Boer War. It used to be out in the sticks and people only passed this way, when travelling out of Town or to visit the Sammy Marks Museum. (Sammy Marks had arrived in South Africa with a case of silver knives as his only valuable possession, and became one of the first entrepreneurs, playing a significant role in mining, industrial and agricultural development in the country.)
The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum is also in the vicinity. This Museum preserves and presents South African Agricultural History in a unique manner. The Museum showcases the History of the development of Agriculture, in South Africa from the Stone Age until 1945. "This gem of a museum is a must-visit, when in the area. The exhibition hall has many interesting artefacts including 'ossewaens', (which means is ox wagons, in Afrikaans) and farming equipment. My kids absolutely loved all the big tractors!"
"The Suburb of Donkerhoek isn't in 'the sticks', any longer though!" The Shopping Centres of Pretoria East are now only, 15 minutes' away. What you do get when staying out there are gorgeous views and lovely Mountain Hikes. Or it gives the chance, to catch up on your Anglo Boer War History. By visiting the Local Battlefields and War Memorial there. This is also the opportunity to visit the Town of, Cullinan where the huge diamond, that now sits in the crown of British royalty, was found!