An imposing granite structure near Pretoria, Voortrekker Monument remains dedicated to the Dutch settlers of the Eastern Cape, whose emigration farther inland became known as the "Great Trek." Finished in 1949, the massive monument was designed by local architect Gerard Moerdijk, while its cornerstone was laid by descendants of Boers who led the migration. Admire the 40 m (130 ft) tall structure, adorned with statues of the Voortrekker leaders, or step inside to view a tapestry with several million stitches, relics from the trek, and the ornately decorated marble frieze. Plan my trip to Pretoria with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
Voortrekker Monument Reviews
35 years to escape British rule from Capetown through the Drakensburg 3000 m + mountains with wagons. 6 main family groups many of whom were born and died on the trip. I spend some hours here at this ... more »
The building is more impressive up close. Some antelope and Zebra roam the area and the large open space feature some indigenous trees and plants. Beautiful view of the city. more »
A heartwarming reminder of what those generations before us sacrificed without complaints. Well kept & restored. Precious place and a MUST to visit when in the area. Cannot go through life if u have not been here !
Really enjoyable outing and the kids loved the history behind the Monument. The museum in the lower level is really well worth trampling the extra steps. We chose the hottest day to visit, but the cool draft inside the Monument was refreshing. Wear comfortable walking shoes and enough sunscreen for touring the outdoor spaces. Well worth every cent!!
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