We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Travelers' Choice award winner
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 559 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 248
    Excellent
  • 241
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Voortrekker Culture

The epitome of Dutch South African culture the Voortrekker Monument is probably the most visited tourist attraction in Pretoria. Situated on one of Pretoria's famous koppies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
adriaanlouw
,
Pretoria, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

559 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The epitome of Dutch South African culture the Voortrekker Monument is probably the most visited tourist attraction in Pretoria. Situated on one of Pretoria's famous koppies (small hills) it is very visible from various vantage points within the city. As a local it is worth a visit to sharpen up your knowledge and as a tourist this is a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting tour to do over the weekend or on a Sunday. They have park acoustic music shows once a month, best to do guided tours so you can get sufficient information

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Level Contributor
98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Voortrekker Monument is magnificently maintained and worth a visit. The marble work and building itself is beautiful and it is a reminder of what the Voortrekkers went through for South Africa. I think every South African should take their children to show them how their rich history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

awesome experience especially the wall of remembrance. seeing all the names of fallen soldiers bring tears to once eyes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. There is a lot of South African history to be learned. Make sure you do not miss the fantastic Monument Restaurant, especially the delicious Sunday carvery.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you like History.. well then this is the place to go!! Very old and comforting feeling especially when you are from Pretoria, but for those international travelers, this is a must see on you list! Nice little cafe vibe going on next to the gift shop where you will find interesting goodies to take home as a souvenir!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great museum to visit if you enjoy architecture, sculpture and history. There are also lovely views of Pretoria from the Museum grounds. I would suggest that visitors do some reading up on the the monument, history and meaning of it (to better enjoy the experience) - there is lots of info on their website.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Afrikaner heritage, wonderful, if you are interested in history and architecture this is the best place to visit. Best example of the entire history and up-build of the Afrikaner, (all of South African citizens), in a time when GOD was (and still is),your daily living. Then you gear-up, and just about 10km from the monument you visit "kerk plein" (were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is actually one of the only worthwhile tourist traps in South Africa. The architecture is fantastic. Walk up to the top for a panoramic view of Pretoria. There is a museum display at the bottom, and a hole on top to look all the way down. Some murals on the walls too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Voortrekker monument brings to life the struggle of the Afrikaner people in this wonderful continent. When we arrived there the first thing I noticed was the Haags Groen painted wagon. Unbelievable whole families trekked through the continent on these wagons. This is one of those truly magnificent monuments to document the history of the Afrikaners. The wall carvings on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site also viewed

 
Pretoria, Gauteng
 

Been to Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site

Address: Eeufeesweg | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?