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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Top Historical Pretoria landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Pretoria.
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Eeufees Road, Pretoria, South Africa
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
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 a great number of years. Eventually they established some of interior South Africa’s most important settlements. The monument was opened in 194...
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Government Avenue, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
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 represent the two languages of the country, English and Afrikaans. It has been the spot of many of South Africa’s most historic events, most notably th...
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Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa
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 buildings. There’s the Palace of Justice, the Old Capitol Theatre, the National Bank and Mint, The Tudor Chambers, the Old Council Chamber and ...
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Church Street, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
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 can claim a few curious novelties; it was one of the first electrically lit buildings in the city. The cement that went into its construction of such p...
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Cnr 7th Ave & Koch St, Pretoria, 0183, South Africa
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 freedom. The park’s design draws inspiration from most South African influences. There’s a great 700-metre wall on which are inscribed the ...
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Sammy Marks Museum, R104, Pretoria 0054
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Sammy Marks was South Africa’s original tycoon. Legend has it he arrived at the country with nothing more than a careful of silver cutlery and died here a wealthy mining, agriculture and construction baron. Marks willed that the house and its contents were to be preserved for four generations after his death. This include a large library, fam...
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275 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 Pretoria so famous? Because ten years later, the British Army used it as its primary headquarters for the Second Boer War and it was in this house th...