This heritage site was the third fort erected before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902) to protect Pretoria. It has been restored with historical accuracy and arranged as a museum with permanent exhibitions of Anglo-Boer War objects and furniture.
The fort never saw active combat and is now a Gauteng Provincial Heritage Site and National Monument. It affords views of Jacaranda City both from Johann Rissik Drive and the garrison itself.
Fort Klapperkop is regarded as one of the best examples of the 19th century weaponry defences in the world and has an unusual German-style dry moat and drawbridge. Built in 1898, it features displays of historical weaponry and artifacts. Its rooms include an ammunition section, a hospital, and machine and telegraph rooms.
Guided tours are available, as well as educational programmes aimed at learners. These include a Grade 10 history focus on colonial expansion, the South African War, and the Union of South Africa; as well as pertinent Grades 7 to 9 content on technology and construction.