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
1 PM - 2 PM
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Voortrekker Monument And Nature Reserve, Pretoria Reviews
A place to discover pages of South Africa’s past, impressive architecture all round, from the stairs leading up to the monument to the stones walls and illustrations with in. Do be very careful when going up, you can either take the side stairs or the lift. Safety first! Do respect the silence within, a noisy crowd can really ruin your trip. Take note of the date when the light from dome will shining directly on top of the tomb stone, if you happen to be around, it is worthwhile to witness, as it only happens once a year
Besides providing a good view over Pretoria's landmarks, it is also an important place to understand the Afrikaner's history and South Africa's fabric. The gift shop also has a good variety of locally made gifts.
It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our beautiful country. Our tour guide was awesome and had a good knowledge of the history of both our country and the monument.
It is accessible for wheel chair users with assistance. Other activities like cycling and horse riding together with the monument and restaurant makes this a great place for the family.
This is a must-visit place when coming to Pretoria. Documenting the history of the "Groot Trek" with beautiful art and artifacts, it's both informative and stunning. You can climb up and look over the city, or look down into the monument, or have a guided tour explaining everything.