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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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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We happened to visit the Voortrekker Monument when it had been decorated by a local women's group. The stairs leading to the monument were covered in beautiful hand made quilts. The monument overlooks Pretoria and provides a panoramic view for photographers. The monument is well done and provides interesting facts about the Trekkers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Prime land taken probably at the prime time for South Africa. Great views, mixed feeling of a tribute to a dark time in South Africa. Have to admit, great architecture which could have been used to mould South Africa to a better one.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On my way to see the sights of Pretoria I decided to visit this monument. It is located close to the motorway linking Johannesburg and Pretoria on top of a hill. The views of the surrounding area are amazing. You can see Pretoria and if you look closely even the outskirts of Johannesburg. The architectural style of the monument is... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When visiting Pretoria, go to the Voortrekker Monument. This building symbolises the Great Trek of the Afrikaner Boers. The monument is an important piece of heritage for South Africa's Afrikaners. The view is also amazing. You're able to get a whole different perspective of the capital city from up here! Young and hip? Visit on a Sunday when Park Acoustics... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The best attraction in Pretoria. I have visited the place more than five times with different friends. I havent met anyone who wasnt impressed by the magnificinet view of the monument and pretoria (from the top of the monument). More so on the way history is presereved perfectly. I only wish the video (underground the monument) depiciting the history of... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did a park-run at the monument, and it was really special to visit the monument again. Lots of upgrades and new exhibits to view.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely on a open, clear day, can see almost the whole of Pretoria from the top! History of the Voortrekkers explained, with lots of interesting things on display, as well as awesome artwork.

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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

An interesting building recording the trials and tribulations faced by the Voortrekkers as they moved into the African interior. This should be part of any visit to the Pretoria area.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Voortrekker Monument was build around 1940, celebrating the accomplishments of the largely Dutch settlers. It has been an iconic place during the apartheid years in South Africa. The surrounding park contains a numer of memorials including some erected in very recent years commemorating South African military forces in fighting liberation movements of the 1980s. Worthwhile seeing on historical grounds,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A lot of history here with the trek of the Boeren, a lot of artifacts from those days. And you can go up the stairs to the top of the building. On 16 of December at noon, the sun will come into the building on the sargofaag. But it will very very busy then too.

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