We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Travelers' Choice award winner
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 468 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 204
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Our heritage

What a wonderful experience to see the history and how they lived. A wonderful outing for the whole family. A must to see

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
QumineS
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

468 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful experience to see the history and how they lived. A wonderful outing for the whole family. A must to see

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Where to begin... hehe. Its big, its beautiful and its proudly South African. Plan to spend about 2 to 4 hours to really take in the history and to perhaps just sit and ponder on the old ways. The Voortrekker story makes me proud to be a Afrikaner and will inspire any person with a love for rich history. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Magaliesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Went with the kids and they enjoyed themselves. Was very interesting and was supprised by all the information and the original works.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Amazing building, fantastic murals, unbelievable history. Makes you feel so humble when you realize what these men and women went through to build our land. Hope that no one will damage it as is the tendency today.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On the outskirts of Pretoria on top of a hill stands the monument to the Voortrekkers. Its a wonderful display, full of history, and well presented. If you're in Pretoria take out an hour or two to go visit. If your interested in history or have a connection with South African heritage, you won't be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

History in the monument is one sided , but the architecture is amazing,I think if History needs to be told it has to be true not to suit one race,I do not feel that Black people's history was told as it happened.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The best part for me was the view of the city from the top. I don't like history so I did not find anything interesting here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gothenburg, Sweden
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

With a good guide, like Ali Mtawa, this Pretoria day trip (from Joburg) gave you another piece of history with this Voortrekker Monument as the biggest part of the day (combined with Union buildings at the other side of the valley).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The history recorded here is rich and very informative. Our tour guide was awesome and understood the whole trek very well. The monument is well maintained all the way. It was the best two hours of my life in a historical place, it is a must visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A have to see when in Pretoria. Amazing buildin rich with history. Stunning views, restaurant and animals grazing around.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site also viewed

 

Been to Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?