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Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Address: Eeufeesweg | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 69 things to do in Pretoria
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Not much to dislike. Tells a story, including historical facts of a nation of Afrikaners who were/are proud of what their forefathers achieved and they inherited. Sadly and ultimately leading to the (named) bigotry of Apartheid.Politics aside, in spite of which, it truly is a fitting and illustrious monument to the Afrikaner's heritage.

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Brasilia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a monument to honor a specific history occasion (when the Dutch moved into South Africa, from the seafront), and the history is told by the "whites" point of view. It could be told totally differently if we wanted to hear the native South Africans point of view...

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The monument and museum is a great place for the newcomer to South Africa to learn a little of the heritage and the endurance of the Voortrekkers who travelled by wagon! The monument has a continuous frieze on all four walls depicting the journey of the Trekkers, and in the basement there is a museum with artefacts. And some beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very informative historical sight that bring you through the Afrikaans suffering history.... Very good museum, a lot of artifacts etc. The relief wall was great and bring you the facts in a artistic excellent way. I miss oprotunity to join guided tours, but it was deffenatly possible to do it by your own. I wonder if the Zulu's is totaly... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It really is an eye opener to walk through and view it all. We have a great history and past. Can you image our great grandparents used to travel with those wagons and horse carts. Please do visit. You have to visit at least once in your lifetime. We have been there a couple of times already and enjoyed every... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the site is highly rich in South African heritage and good for learning more about the history of the country. there is an excellent running course where you can do a quick 5 kms run before or after visiting the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful building, clean, friendly staff, lots of history and a stunning view! You have to climb a lot of stairs to see it but it's worth it. There are neighbouring museums within the gates which you can take a look at too. But if you're crunched for time I suggest only going inside the monument as the other museums aren't... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The monument depicts an era that forms part of the South African history. Nowadays history is told slightly different - more from the African perspective and specifically that which is politically more suitable to the current political situation. It is, however, a part of history that had a major impact on the development of South Africa. The story told at... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A wonderful place to visit with visitors from overseas. Beautiful views of Pretoria from North to South and East to West. Very informative staff and a lot to see and do surrounding the monument. Picnic spots and oxwagon /horse rides. A trip well worth making, on a Sunday or week day.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A trip into the history of South Africa. The monument itself is awesome and the grounds and landscaping are beautiful. Spend some rands and have a guided tour. Well worth a visit. A must for the history buff.

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