Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve731 Votes Currently 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
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 Travel Tips
- Speed limit on roads is 30 kmh.
- Do not feed the animals.
- No littering.
Entrance Ticket Details For Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve
- Gesinne/Families R110; Adult R55; Mini Bus R40.
How to Reach Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve
- 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
1 PM - 2 PM
54.58% of people start their Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve
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Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve Reviews & Ratings
The gift shop is amazing and I really enjoyed celebrating my culture and heritage on heritage day! The monument stands proud and is just amazing to see, especially surrounded by the beautiful statues! It inspires me to see so much of my history!! I strongly encourage any tourist to come and view the this stunning monument and see the history behind it!
Well worth a drive to visit this massive building dedicated to the early explores. Only 90 Rand to get in. Easy parking and a few places to eat. Very interesting building and museum, with lots to see. Great views over Pretoria and the surrounding area.
Great place to see Afrikaans history. Grounds and building is well maintained. Wonderful curio shop. Please go and visit! Amazing!
The combination of the nature reserve, fort and monument makes for a lovely day out. The views over Pretoria are magnificent. There is also a steady variety of venues to be rented on this property, great music concerts and a massive amphitheater. A good place to discover a bit of the Afrikaner history, not to celebrate all the killings of other tribes, but to gain an idea of the position of the Afrikaner at the time and its humble identity as foreigners on this soil.
Very interesting cultural site. Safe to visit. Be prepared to spend 1.5 to 2 hrs. in there. Nice views of Pretoria once you are on the top floor.