Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve731 Votes Currently Open
- 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve