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The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.
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Excellent historic area. The Afrikaners history preserved and cared for. Safe and secute area. Two restaurants. Very informative.
We spend a lovely Sunday at the museum. Not very interactive but spacious to make it feel less busy. Gorgeous little Restuarant serves amazing food and love the music garden
Well Kept, might need a fit and long day to do a full tour, or multiple visits to actually get through everything. Very well Maintained Complex. Missing the Cannons on the perimeter wall murals.
Beautiful monument with amazing views of Pretoria - you must climb to the top! Excellent museum underground, admission of R80 per person. Great deli for a quick bite too
Great monument with a well kept garden. The site is large and easy to navigate. The walk up all the stairs might be tedious for some, but there is a elevator. It can become very busy when bus loads of tourists appear. Best day for a visit is on a Sunday. Be careful when walking around the outside of the area there have been reports of muggings lately.
Amazing to learn the Voortrekker history. The tour guides are a bit negligent to answer questions fully, and speak clearly inside the building. You HAVE to climb the stairs to the top, to see the plinth at the bottom!
The monument might not represent the nicest part South African history, but it is part of the country and there is no hiding it. The monument is well maintained and a landmark that can be seen a long way off. Through its gardens, statues tapestries and more, you will learn more about how the white farmers moved North and East in search of freedom and land. Take care though. If you decide to go to the top and look down onto the lower floors, expect some serious vertigo. There is just something about how it is built that will turn your stomach like few other sights. People have been known to go back down the stairs on their butts because of the lingering feeling of vertigo.
A fantastic place to get all the information about the colonisation of South Africa, dispelling some of the myths you may be told by some people you meet. The building is stunning and and well laid out. At the time of our visit the second lift wasn't working so we couldn't get the wheelchair up to the top which was a shame. There is a nice gift shop and a great cafe on the site too. Well worth a visit.
Great historical monument to cost during time in Pretoria. Monument consists of a museum, a lower floor and a high floor. From the top looking down the sight is amazing- but once you step onto the outside balcony the goodness skyrockets. Great spot for taking beautiful panoramas and an amazing presentation of the history of South Africa. A must do in Prestoria.
This place is a fascinating exploration of Afrikaner Nationalism. It is actually worth spending a whole day at this site - there is definitely enough to see in terms of museums, galleries, nature and gorgeous views of Pretoria. Just note the monument itself doesn't seem to contain a toilet, so use the toilets at the stairs that lead up to the structure. Also take note that the spiral stairs that lead up to the monument is quite strenuous - so take a bottle of water along for the climb. The view from the top is worth the effort.
Very neat and well kept. Staff are friendly and helpful. So much history to see and learn. Just be prepared for the steps going up and down. I wouldn't suggest bringing little kids here. Maybe from 8+. The shop/restaurant there is quite expensive though. Wish we packed a picnic instead
An experience not to be missed. Some amazing displays of the Voortrekker period, ox wagons and general lifestyle. Also really WOW tapestries - amazing craftsmanship. The murals are beautifully carved and the monument itself is awesome. Views over Pretoria are definitely worth climbing for!
The monument might not represent the nicest part South African history, but it is part of the country and there is no hiding it. The monument is well maintained and a landmark that can be seen a long way off. Through its gardens, statues a apes tries and more, you will learn more about how the white farmers moved North and East in search of freedom and land. Take care though. If you decide to go to the top and look down onto the lower floors, expect some serious vertigo. There is just something about how it is built that will turn your stomach like few other sights. People have been known to go back down the stairs on their butts because of the lingering feeling of vertigo.
Voortrekker Monument is an heritage site in the memories of those who travelled far and wide to reach in Pretoria from Port Elizabeth. They had to face many hurdles and many wars were fought during the journey. Its mentioned that more than two thousand families migrated using the bullock carts. The blood river war is a historic timeline in the history of South Africa and defines the same. The facilities are clean and offers an excellent opportunity to see the history. Ticket is priced at R80 and its wheelchair accessible too and lift is there to reach the top floor too. The view from top floor is amazing. Thanks