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Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Eeufeesweg | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 47 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting afternoon excursion - looking back in time. it has a quaint coffee shop. the guide is good and gives a good historical account.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It was amazing to take a long walk and photos at Voortrekker! When asking the taxi to take you there, have an image or better still,pronounce it as (Foortreekar)😏

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Don't be put off by the front gate being closed, there's another major entrance off the back roads. The scale is phenomenal, and the top of the stairs is a challenge to anyone with vertigo. Make sure you see the tapestries.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Voortrekker monument goes a long way to explaining Afrikaans heritage before Apartheid. The marble carvings along the walls show determined, courageous people battling against the nature of South Africa. It is a beautifully constructed granite building with statues by Anton van Wouw and incredibly detailed tapestries. The 360 degree views over Pretoria are gorgeous. Go just before sunset and... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well, where to start. 1. Go 16 Dec if you able to see sunlight perfectly funnel from top of monument through to very bottom and land on the cenotaph. 2. Walk the wall in inside. Story explain's what happened and how it happened. A tale of trust and betrayal. 3. Walk the outside of the monument it depicts the way... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

People will debate whether or not to go to this Afrikaaner Nationalism Museum. I will say that if anything it is well kept, and the history gives you perspective.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

With over 380 stairs, tons of granite, intricate carved marble story panels and a historical educational component, this attraction has something for everyone in your group. Not interested in history? Admire the intricate artwork. Not interested in art? Be inspired by the views. Seen one too many inspirational viewpoints? Relish the exercise of 380 steps to ascend to the top... More

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Bloemfontein
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The staff are friendly and greet a person as you walk past. The monument is impressive. You must climb the stairs or take the lift to the viewing area. You see a panoramic view of Pretoria. Really something to see. The Schanskop Fort is a must. The gardens and whole area is very well looked after.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Facilities are kept in tip top condition. Layout is good and clearly marked. Allocate enough time to browse and read the notices. Well worth the visit

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Voortrekker Monument is said to be the largest monument built in Africa, bearing in mind that the Pyramids of Egypt are tombs, and were not built as monuments. Not only is it impressive in itself, but the area around the Monument has something for everyone, from mountain-bike trails and horse-back riding to Zebra and Black Wildebeest. It's grounds contain... More

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