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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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A bit of history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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).

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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.

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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

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McKinney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The size of this place is an engineering marvel, and its very fascinating. I was actually quite moved when viewing the various statues and reliefs and reading the plaques and engravings. I was surprised to see the similarities between the Voortrekker's and my early ancestors that settled Texas. The structure is beautiful inside and out, and the artifacts housed inside... More 

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Esbjerg, Danmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is the white peoples historie about, how they killed a lot of lokal Zulu warriers. The zulu king thought that their gods was more powerful than the man made weapons, that was a very expensive lessen, he thought he could send a lot of cows, against the dutch People, but when they fired their weapons, they turned around and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our visit to this monument was really quite eery as there were only two other people there on a January afternoon. Enquiries revealed it had been busy that morning. I hate it when these attractions are busy but conversely it does seem strange when you have the 'run' of the place. This place affords tremendous views across the City from... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting architecture, overlooking Pretoria, museum very informative and my children liked the open space and the freedom to roam the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In one sense it is a little jingoistic and obviously very popular with the Afrikaner visitors. It does help to understand the obvious pride that the Afrikaner population feels about their early ancestor and their journeys in the early days

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Voorkrekker Monument is at the very least an intimidating structure perched on a hill overlooking Pretoria. The very nature of the structure embodies the strength of the people it commemorates, those who trekked north from the Cape into the interior of what is now South Africa. The wall friezes, tapestries, museum and artifacts all contribute to the telling of... More 

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great that the Afrikaner heritage is preserved. Well worth a visit when in Pretoria showing the Voortrekker history. Must visit on 16 December every year to view the sun shinning in through the roof. Also have other interesting events e.g. antique fair, ox wagon display, beautiful gardens, restaurant, music festivals, etc. Parking available and lots of tourists. Beautiful views from... More 

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