Clarens, Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland
Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
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Type: Heritage Guest House
Yield: Not Disclosed
Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger; 10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul ("Uncle Paul"), he came to international prominence as the face of the Boer cause—that of the Transvaal and its neighbour the Orange Free State—against Britain during the Second Boer War of 1899–1902. He has been called a personification of Afrikanerdom, and remains a controversial and divisive figure; admirers venerate him as a tragic folk hero, and critics view him as the obstinate guardian of an unjust cause.
Born near the eastern edge of the Cape Colony, Kruger took part in the Great Trek as a child during the late 1830s. He had almost no education apart from the Bible, and through his interpretation believed the Earth was flat. A protégé of the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, he witnessed the signing of the Sand River Convention with Britain in 1852 and over the next decade played a prominent role in the forging of the South African Republic, leading its commandos and resolving disputes between the rival Boer leaders and factions. In 1863 he was elected Commandant-General, a post he held for a decade before he resigned soon after the election of President Thomas Francois Burgers.
Kruger was appointed Vice-President in March 1877, shortly before the South African Republic was annexed by Britain as the Transvaal. Over the next three years he headed two deputations to London to try to have this overturned. He became the leading figure in the movement to restore the South African Republic's independence, culminating in the Boers' victory in the First Boer War of 1880–81. Kruger served until 1883 as a member of an executive triumvirate, then was elected President. In 1884 he headed a third deputation that brokered the London Convention, under which Britain recognised the South African Republic as a fully independent state.
Following the influx of thousands of predominantly British settlers with the Witwatersrand Gold Rush of 1886, "uitlanders" (out-landers) provided almost all of the South African Republic's tax revenues but lacked civic representation; Boer burghers retained control of the government. The uitlander problem and the associated tensions with Britain dominated Kruger's attention for the rest of his presidency, to which he was re-elected in 1888, 1893 and 1898, and led to the Jameson Raid of 1895–96 and ultimately the Second Boer War. Kruger left for Europe as the war turned against the Boers in 1900 and spent the rest of his life in exile, refusing to return home following the British victory. After he died in Switzerland at the age of 78 in 1904, his body was returned to South Africa for a state funeral, and buried in the Heroes' Acre in Pretoria.Clarens is a small village in the municipality of Montreux, in the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland. Clarens was made famous throughout Europe by the immense success of the book La Nouvelle Héloïse by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
The Villa is only 1 hour away from Geneva by car, and it's International Airport or the famous jet set Ski Resort Gstaad. You can enjoy the Region with different activities such as; listening to concerts during the Jazz Festival or even listening to Classical Seasons during the Summer or the Christmas Market during winter or Skiing in Villas on Ollon (only 25 minutes by car) during the Winter.
Our guests were received in a luxurious Villa built in 1874 and its two more rooms and one room. Our customers can enjoy all the living / dining areas inside and outside. There is a private garden with its access to the lake and its famous walkway (15 minutes walking distance to Montreux or just a couple of minutes to the beach for a swim).
Villa Kruger B & B Boutique Blue Suite - Lake View
The Blue Suite is the largest room in the Kruger Villa with it's private sitting area overlooking the garden, Lake and Mountains. There is a large Samsung Tablet at your disposal for International TV channels and Netflix.
The breakfast buffet is served in the dining room or on the terrace between 8:30 and 11:00.
Free Parking in a secured front of Villa Kruger is available. We can arrange local food orders for you or organize limousines / taxis with your destination. We can also arrange on request, drop offs or pick ups from a local rental car company.