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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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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

An interesting building recording the trials and tribulations faced by the Voortrekkers as they moved into the African interior. This should be part of any visit to the Pretoria area.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Voortrekker Monument was build around 1940, celebrating the accomplishments of the largely Dutch settlers. It has been an iconic place during the apartheid years in South Africa. The surrounding park contains a numer of memorials including some erected in very recent years commemorating South African military forces in fighting liberation movements of the 1980s. Worthwhile seeing on historical grounds,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A lot of history here with the trek of the Boeren, a lot of artifacts from those days. And you can go up the stairs to the top of the building. On 16 of December at noon, the sun will come into the building on the sargofaag. But it will very very busy then too.

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

At age 46 was the first time I had ever been to this monument, and it was a very interesting experience, the architecture is stunning and the museum itself is very informative. You can even catch a lift to the roof to look out over Pretoria and can see the Union Buildings from the top. Top notch artifacts and donations... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the most important monument that should be looked after for our children. Also to be visited is the wall of remembrance.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This monument tells the story from the Dutch side of the colonizing period of South Africa. The only persons with black skin we saw there were our guide, two members of our tour group, and the interpretive guide of the facility. It is a massive facility that is a microcosm of the continuing struggle of power inequity of resources. My... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an impressive monument and is filled with South African history. I learned a lot about the Afrikaans culture and history before the end of apartheid. That said, it does feel a little anachronistic in the context of post apartheid SA. But worth seeing.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I really enjoyed the trip to the monument. It is rich in information about the "Voortrekker" and offers a lot of pictures and samples of clothes, tools, etc. There is a beautiful "sculptured" wall piece that runs along the entire wall as you enter into the monument that depicts a "story" of the voortrekkers. If you take all the stairs... More

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Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My Partner and I went to the Monument for the first time in my mid twenties. The imagery is so involved and interesting. Definitely a must see for all with Afrikaner roots.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So, it's been long time since my last review. So let's start. If you are is RSA and you are fond of history this monument is a must. You won't have to read whole loads of history books with huge amounts of dates. It's all on the walls. You will geat a clear idea of Africa's history and then you... More

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