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Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Address: Eeufeesweg | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Owner description: The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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.

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

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have never been to the voortrekker monument and wow it was beautiful and clean. A must do when you in the area. Warning take the lift the stares are hell

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Darwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really interesting museum bellow the monument which paints a balanced view of the period of time, we were surprised by it as had seen it on the hill in the distance and thought we should have a look. The main monument is spectacular inside, amazing architecture. Great views from up the top as well, which has elevator access. The restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After many years of driving past the Monument we decided to visit the museum. Expected it to be a quick and boring visit, but turned out to be a surprising experience. Enjoyed going back in history and time and exploring the architectural structure and gardens. Had a buffet lunch in the main restaurant which was absolutely outstanding. It was an... More 

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phatdaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I decided to go to this attraction with a tour guide simply because of the fact that I didn't know the history of it and I was amazed at how much I didn't know! If you want to know what happened at the Battle of Blood River and how everything started...get a guide!! You can actually see this monument from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After your safari & other typical tourist hotspots, try to get some background to the country's extremely interesting past! This site is a synoptic lesson in Afrikaner history. Architecturally stunning! The views of Pretoria from the monument's upper ramparts are amazing and photographers will be delighted. The huge handmade tapestries inside are certainly pieces of art. They vividly tell the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ideal for a South African experience, full of traditions, new age vibes and facilities for events and functions to surprise and delight. Staff are exceptionally helpful, from security at the gate up to management. We have never been disappointed.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A spectacular architectural museum that was very solidly built at its time. Probably on of the best museums to visit in Pretoria. However, if at all possible try and visit it at a time when there are some or other festivity or event happening which makes the trip out there a bit more interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It does not matter what cultural group you represent - a visit is a must!! A very neat tidy and safe place to visit. So much to see and experience over and above the monument itself. Displays are often given in the halls as well. Lovely pick nick area etc etc. It's historical importance is phenomenal.

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