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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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Whitehorse, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

With over 380 stairs, tons of granite, intricate carved marble story panels and a historical educational component, this attraction has something for everyone in your group. Not interested in history? Admire the intricate artwork. Not interested in art? Be inspired by the views. Seen one too many inspirational viewpoints? Relish the exercise of 380 steps to ascend to the top... More

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Bloemfontein
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The staff are friendly and greet a person as you walk past. The monument is impressive. You must climb the stairs or take the lift to the viewing area. You see a panoramic view of Pretoria. Really something to see. The Schanskop Fort is a must. The gardens and whole area is very well looked after.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Facilities are kept in tip top condition. Layout is good and clearly marked. Allocate enough time to browse and read the notices. Well worth the visit

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Pretoria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Voortrekker Monument is said to be the largest monument built in Africa, bearing in mind that the Pyramids of Egypt are tombs, and were not built as monuments. Not only is it impressive in itself, but the area around the Monument has something for everyone, from mountain-bike trails and horse-back riding to Zebra and Black Wildebeest. It's grounds contain... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

beautiful building, amazing interior, real history, use a guide if offered as it helps, gorgeous gardens (and a zebra)

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Santo Domingo
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With a day to kill in Joburg, and having already visited the Apartheid Museum, I thought a train ride up to the Voortrekker Monumment would be interesting. Took the Guatrain to Pretoria and a taxi for 100 ZAR to the monument. The monument is striking and looks better in person than the pictures. But, it's more than just a big... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I havent been at the Voortrekker monument for ages, was impressive to see and interesting to read about our history

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We found this a little depressing with slaughters galore. Some interesting artifacts. We would have skipped if we had known.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a very educational day, we went to the top and the view of Pretoria is amazing there where no to much people so it was a perfect day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding views from the monument and for the historic minded a great insight into the early history of South Africa

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