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Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Eeufeesweg | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 45 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Voortrekker Mounument is a must stop if you are in Pretoria. It captures the early history of South Africa and the hardness of the like in the region at the time. (Imagine the covered wagon migration west in America's history.) The stark simplicity of the Monument captures that nature of these settlers. Be sure to walk to the top... More

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great Monument with a stunning story to tell through the carvings cladding the walls and of great historical value a must see when in Pretoria

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Situated in the lovely hills just outside Pretoria, this interesting venue gives you beautiful nature whilst overlooking the capitol city. Also tells the story of hardship and cruelty endured by pioneering nomads during the 1800's when they traveled North from Cape province to the capitol in carts pulled by oxen, clashing frequently with the local tribes. Enjoyable cultural shows and... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The voortrekker monument have great heritage, the site includes the monument as well as a wall of remembrance for the border war and a log with names of 32 battalion. go and see the real heritage of south Africa and who fought and worked for this country.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There are various offerings that goes with a visit to the monument. Although the monument is an absolute MUST to see and experience the detail that one is not always aware of, there are additional things to do and to experience. Also a great venue to book for functions.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

An interesting look into a chapter of South African history not being told any more. Set in stunning surroundings and offering great views of Pretoria. Lots of game and wildlife on the grounds and can be viewed from hoseback. Saturday mornings a park run of 5km on the grounds takes you from the monument to Fort Skanskop. A nice run... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous venue to catch up on the history of South Africa and take in the breath taking view from the top of the monument. There are horses which can be taken out on a ride around the nature area located around the monument where you are able to see a variety of small antelope and zebras.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

IF you love history its a must visit. Wonderfully build, good visit on the 16 of December, for architectural reasons... History on the The Anglo Boer War and Groot Trek.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A visit to the Voortrekker Monument is a must for those interested in South Africa's history. It is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Make sure you climb the stairs to the top and get a great view of Pretoria. It helps to have a guide or buy the booklet otherwise you will not understand the stories being told throughout the monument.

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