Voortrekker Monument And Nature ReserveCurrently Closed
- Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria, South Africa
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +27-123266770
- Ticket Price: 55 ZAR
- Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Heritage Building
Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve - Review
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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95% of people who visit Pretoria include Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve in their plan
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Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, Pretoria Reviews
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.
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.
Lots of history and great views from the top. Hope you not scared of heights. Looking down from the top yo the inner atrium is bound to make you squimish
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.
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.
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