Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, Pretoria
Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, Pretoria - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria, South Africa
Ticket Price: 55 ZAR
Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Heritage Building
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About Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, Pretoria
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 1949 in commemoration of this endeavour. A great stone wall, carved with 64 caravans in the shape of traditional laager, circles the imposing monument. Among the monument’s most prominent features is the world largest marble frieze; the Cenotaph bearing the Afrikaans phrase “We for thee, South Africa”; the various sculptures around the place.
The architectural style borrows heavily from Egypt and it’s religious motifs. Outside, there’s an amphitheatre, a garden and an Afrikaner heritage centre. Surrounding all this is a large nature reserve. Impalas, springbucks, wildebeest, red hartebeest and other smaller animals like mongoose, hare, hedgehogs and porcupines run free through the reserve and make for excellent photographing.
Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve Information
- Speed limit on roads is 30 kmh.
- Do not feed the animals.
- No littering.
Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve Ticket Prices
- Gesinne/Families R110; Adult R55; Mini Bus R40.
How To reach Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve by Public Transport
- Bus stop on Trichardt and Roger Dyason Road Junction.
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The Voortrekker Monument is a heritage sight, its a good place to go if you want to break away from your everyday life for a few hours and doing something different. Like looking back in your school days learning what life truly was like back then. Things to see and learn about. While you plan your day to the Monument, if you are into horse rides whether it be your first time or even if you are a pro at it or just want to plan something fun for the kids..dont forget to make your booking at the Horse Trails.
Great and true history. Majestic building with real Master art and crafting. A must see to understand the importance of the White's struggle to survive in South Africa.
The one place that you have to visit if you are in Pretoria. It commemorates the most important moment in Afrikaner history. It is architecturally beautiful, offers great views of the city, and also has interesting historical artifacts as well.
It was a privledge, and a pleasurable day to commemorate the Day Of The Covenant / Vow dating back to 1838 16 December at the Voortrekker Monument. Post apartheid, known as Day Of Reconciliation. Today offers reflections of history and present..
A breathtaking and thought provoking architectural triumph! This historical attraction is a must see for anyone interested in the history of pre-1994 South Africa and Afrikaners in particular.