Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Pretoria

Pretoria is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Pretoria one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Pretoria is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Pretoria or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Pretoria. Explore the historical monuments of Pretoria with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Pretoria guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Pretoria page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Pretoria with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve

    #1 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve

    Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria, South Africa

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Voortrekkers are among South Africa’s most beloved heroes. Fed up of British control near the coast, these Afrikaners of Dutch descent undertook the famous Great Trek in flimsy caravans over...Read more

  2. Union Buildings

    #2 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Union Buildings

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Memorial, Monument

    Address: Government Avenue, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the seat of the South African government and the residence of the South African president. The buildings are said to epitomise democracy. The east and west wings and their domed towers represe...Read more

  3. Freedom Park

    #3 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Freedom Park

    Tags: Museum, Park, Memorial, Monument

    Address: Cnr 7th Ave & Koch St, Pretoria, 0183, South Africa

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is one of the most revered sites in the city, and visiting it is a sobering experience. The park was built to commemorate all those who gave their lives in the formation of South Africa’s f...Read more

  4. Church Square

    #4 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Church Square

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Market

    Address: Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Though there’s not much to do at Church Square, it’s still worth visiting for it’s historical value. It’s the centre of Pretoria and surrounded by a number of old but important...Read more

  5. Paul Kruger House

    #5 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Paul Kruger House

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Address: Church Street, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The residence of South African Boer hero Paul Kruger commands a deep love from the citizens. The house has been preserved in the state that it was when the president lived there. The building itself c...Read more

  6. Sammy Marks House

    #6 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Sammy Marks House

    Tags: Museum, Garden, Specialty Museum, Mansion

    Address: Bronkhorstspruit Rd, Savannah Country Estate, Pretoria, 0184, South Africa

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    In the pleasant location of Savannah Country Estate, Pretoria, the Sammy Marks Museum is a prominent tourist spot which you can visit to enjoy a great time with your tour companions. Sammy Marks is an...Read more

  7. Melrose House

    #7 of 7 Historical Places in Pretoria
    Melrose House

    Tags: History Museum, Garden, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 275 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    George Heyes, who made his fortune in diamonds in the late 1800’s, commissioned the house. He used it for his honeymoon. It’s so why is a pretty but otherwise unassuming looking mansion in...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Pretoria

  • Rietvlei Nature Reserve half-day tour from Pretoria
    Rietvlei Nature Reserve half-day tour from PretoriaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Enjoy a game drive in a closed air-conditioned vehicle in The Rietvlei Nature Reservejust outside Pretoria and 38 km from the...

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  • Save 10% Half Day Pretoria City Tour
    Half Day Pretoria City Tour

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    The city of Pretoria (aka The Jakaranda City) is South Africas administrative capital and we take you on an amazing cultural ...

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