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“Nicely Done”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Voortrekker Museum

Voortrekker Museum
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$192.25*
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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg
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Owner description: Focusing on the Church of the Vow built in 1838, this was the Voortrekkers bargain with God for victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River three years earlier.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Nicely Done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

Somehow I never managed to go into this museum whilst I was working right opposite. It took a stopover on holiday to finally go in. What a pleasant surprise. The museum is split into different parts with a modern exhibition hall that is trying to tell the story of the varied peoples of Natal. Then there are some historic buildings which have been re-erected on the site. An old Voortrekker Church and farmhouse.

The new hall seems to want to try a little too hard to be inclusive of all influences. It was nicely done, but maybe a little too broad. The Voortrekker story was nicely told with both actual artifacts as well as a movie and texts. When we went the place was very empty which is a real shame as it is a nice little museum.
The place was reasonably newly renovated as well, so it was all in nice condition.

Visited October 2011
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