Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, PretoriaCurrently 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
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve
95% of people who visit Pretoria include Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
56.14% of people start their Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve
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Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, Pretoria Reviews
This place is a fascinating exploration of Afrikaner Nationalism. It is actually worth spending a whole day at this site - there is definitely enough to see in terms of museums, galleries, nature and gorgeous views of Pretoria. Just note the monument itself doesn't seem to contain a toilet, so use the toilets at the stairs that lead up to the structure. Also take note that the spiral stairs that lead up to the monument is quite strenuous - so take a bottle of water along for the climb. The view from the top is worth the effort.
Monument marking the inland migration of the Boer people from The Cape in 1836. Dramatic structure opened 100 years later. Inside is a thoroughly engaging museum offering insight into the time and the lives of the people.
Scenic and wildly calm. Loved the horses ...felt like a cowboy on the trail. Pleasent staff too. Definitely going back soon
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.
My sister is part of the Cape Ridding School there so I'm there fairly often. Its really nice and peaceful.