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Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

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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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Cool History...if a little biased

The Voortrekker Monument is a must see for history buffs and provides a good introduction to the lives of those who trekked from the Cape to what is now north and northeast South... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Voortrekker Monument is a must see for history buffs and provides a good introduction to the lives of those who trekked from the Cape to what is now north and northeast South Africa. It's all very grand with the original leaders immortalized in stone around the base with plenty of nostalgia throughout the exhibits. The views from the top... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I first went to the Monument in 1982 and had a real sense of the somber dedication of the Afrikaner and how they see themselves and everyone else. Going back 32 years later I get the same sense of hardship, sacrifice, righteousness and doggedness, but now with a clustering of other symbols too. Spend some time at the South African... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A nice place to learn about the Voortrekkers and the proud history of the Afrikaner. It's has a fantastic view and wonderful gardens.

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Gandhinagar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice peaceful place. Historical place I must visit another time when even i go to Pritoria. There are many Stairs so Avoid if some aged person with you.

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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

About $5 per person entry fee. This is an impressive building. There is a museum downstairs, and be sure to take the elevator up to the observation deck. You can also climb the stairs from there to the top of the dome (from the inside of the building.) They close at 6pm so be sure to get there earlier in... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a great place to visit for the history that it tells. If you are interested in South African history or Architecture, you must visit this building. It is beautiful and the gardens are very well kept.

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Overijse, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This part of history, the battle at Blood River, must be known to all travellers to South Africa. There is a part inside and an outside part. One can also drive up the hill to the part where one had the garrison quarters.

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nice well kept part of history that is a must to see. Make it a outing and spend time there. You will find it very interesting. One part of South African history not to mist out on. Place is very clean. Well done to management and staff.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a rather scary looking monument to the Voortrekkers who left the Cape to escape British rule and established their own republics in the north of South Africa. It is interesting but also a bit depressing given that the next step in the historical development of South Africa was the union of the British Colonies and the Boer Republics... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I realise that I am a visitor to South Africa and that this structure is part of that country's history both 19th & 20th century. Yes I have seen triumphal arches in Europe from antiquity and the 19th century. I understand that the victor writes history. Thew views are excellent and the structure is architecturally interesting but it glorifies a... More 

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