Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

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An imposing granite structure near Pretoria, Voortrekker Monument remains dedicated to the Dutch settlers of the Eastern Cape, whose emigration farther inland became known as the "Great Trek." Finished in 1949, the massive monument was designed by local architect Gerard Moerdijk, while its cornerstone was laid by descendants of Boers who led the migration. Admire the 40 m (130 ft) tall structure, adorned with statues of the Voortrekker leaders, or step inside to view a tapestry with several million stitches, relics from the trek, and the ornately decorated marble frieze. Plan my trip to Pretoria with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Monument which overlooks the city of Pretoria and in which it has a splendid panorama. Architecture questionable but interesting tour to understand the Afrikaner mind. The park that surrounds the monument is very nice. You can see zebras and antelope.
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  • Visited the Voortrekker Monument during December 2018. It is a must see for every visitor to South Africa and even more so for every South African. Majestic view over Pretoria and as an adult one can ...  more »
  • those settlers really stood by there pledge to build a monument: what a massive structure, nice view from the roof. The exhibition(s) are not to be consumed without some additional comments. We did me...  more »
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  • A heartwarming reminder of what those generations before us sacrificed without complaints. Well kept & restored. Precious place and a MUST to visit when in the area. Cannot go through life if u have not been here !
  • Really enjoyable outing and the kids loved the history behind the Monument. The museum in the lower level is really well worth trampling the extra steps. We chose the hottest day to visit, but the cool draft inside the Monument was refreshing. Wear comfortable walking shoes and enough sunscreen for touring the outdoor spaces. Well worth every cent!!
  • This place has been looked after so well. The artifacts and museum really take you back in time and it tells an interesting story! The views are absolutely amazing, and you learn so much. Nice place to walk around and spend time with family
  • A very impressive monument to one of the key historic event in the history of South Africa. Includes a nice museum with plenty exhibits dating from the 19th century. Located on top of a hill, the monument offers great views from its top on the surrounding area.
  • Beautiful place to visit showing the history of the Voortrekkers and their journey. A part of history that has almost been forgotten or even hidden away in some cases is depicted beautifully here and shows the history graphically that is easy to follow as well as to understand. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but the views and gardens with the walkway makes up for the price. This place is a must visit if you like history!
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