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Address: Eeufees Road | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Description: The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of...
The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in a nature reserve. It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting. Today it is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top ten cultural historical visitor attractions in the country.
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Great place to learn a bit of history and enjoy excellent views from the top of the monument. Be warned that the staircase to the top is not for the phyically challeneged... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to learn a bit of history and enjoy excellent views from the top of the monument. Be warned that the staircase to the top is not for the phyically challeneged, although there is a lift. There is also a very informative mueseum in the basement and defintely worth a vist, the entrance fee I cant recall, but was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A good monumento that shows SA story. It impress because of the carpets and the engraved stone walls. A pleasant trip.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A fantastic journey into the history of South Africa. Make sure you walk around the gardens which are full of memorials to South Africa and Rhodesia's (Zim) past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

South African History in this massive building gives one a great background of the early years in the country when the pioneers opened up the country for civilization. If you are interested in history during the late 1800's this is a great place to start. We also realize here that it was not only the USA that had people moving... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This monument blows your mind away! The sheer size of the structure is enough, but the history that unfolds inside gives an overview of the struggles of the early settlers. The 16 December is commemorated by an engineering feat that allows a beam of light to hit the middle of the floor downstairs.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very worthwhile day out which delivers an interesting part of South African history in an extremely informative way. The Monument is awesome and the views from the top over Pretoria are well worth the climb. Take a picnic and spend the day there and don't miss the gardens and the fort. Only downside, the cigarette ends littering... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Definitely worth a visit even if you're not that interested in history as it is an impressive structure and there are good views to be had from the top. Plenty of information on the history which I found a bit hard to get my head around as I had no previous knowledge on the subject.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful monument depicting the Great Trek history. Besides the huge building, there are also other monumental references in the gardens

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A beautiful monument which, when you see the top catch the sunlight so precisely, makes you wonder and stare in awe. It also tells a very powerful story in its own way.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a wonderful surprise, There is a lot of history here and a lot to learn. The monument itself, the Italian carved marble and the sun-linked engineering that commemorates the 16th of December are quite incredible!

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