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Address: Eeufeesweg | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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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After an absence of 40 years, what a great surprise! Well maintained. Friendly staff. Excellent outing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After an absence of 40 years, what a great surprise! Well maintained. Friendly staff. Excellent outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is truly a South African gem and worth a visit. Also spend some time in the gardens. The Monument is a unique cultural and historic attraction that draws some 200 000 visitors annually. Built to commemorate the Voortrekker pioneers and their journey — the Great Trek — it is located on a hill in the 240ha Voortrekker Monument and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed it very much!!! Everything is clean and well maintained. A must for afrikaans people to do once in their life. Take the stairs..... it is an experience!!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of those truly magnificent monuments that give one a sense that the Afrikaners really did hold the achievements of their ancestors in truly high regards. The wall carvings on the wall are truly magnificent and the whole site is dedicated to the struggle of a people. It is a pity that their is some degradation in the... More 

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Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Voortrekker monument in Pretoria/Tshwane is one of the most beautiful and historical attraction in South Africa. Me and my friends enjoyed the tour. We bought food and drinks at the local restaurant. It's a must see attraction.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a Monument that dates back to the Boer War, inspired by the Afrikaners in South Africa, its Boasts a Museum of artefacts that tell the story of How this Country was ruled by the Afrikaners. it is a must see. This is a place to reminisce the South Africa Then and the New Democratic South Africa.

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

If you need to get a insight into Boer and South African history, this is a must see in Pretoria. The views from there are spectacular!. On 16th of December there is a very special moment in Boer history. This marvel of architectural excellence will stun you in every way

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

The Voortrekker Monument is well worth visiting, as it offers a glimpse into the past of a people - the Afrikaner - that struggled hard to build up a country. The Afrikaner people was also the architect of the apartheid, and has often rightly been vilified for its policies of segregation and racial supremacy. But one has to look at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Learn about the history of SA and have a picnic. Hiking while overlooking City of Pretoria. Nothing I disliked

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here for years. Brought our teenagers to visit part of their history. What a pleasant surprise to see how well kept this site is, with so much history and beautiful views. My daughter even took an hour horseback trip. The restaurant is very basic and can do with a complete refresh, but overall this place should be on... More 

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