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Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

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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.
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  • Rich in historical depictions of the voortrekkers, great views from the top of the monument as well.  more »
  • A very lovely historical site to learn more about the history of South Africa and the Voortrekkers. A great inside to the lives of the people from the past. Details about the great Battle of the...  more »
  • We went there as a family with our 9-year old and we were all thoroughly entertained. The monument is in good shape and the gardens well kept. The views are stunning and the museum area below the ground level was very informative. Sundays are the best day of the week as it is not too busy. Well worth a visit.
  • Acknowledgment to the Publisher of this book. Thank you for your contribution to our society. I came here on my first school visit in 1967. Awe inspiring. Now I visit it regularly. Not everyone agrees with what it stands for but the fact of the matter is it remains a part of our history. I take German Guests there regularly and would like to share a book with you that I have in German. Acknowledgement to the Photographer; the Author and the Publisher of this book. The food in the restaurant downstairs was delicious and well prepared. Definitely recommended. By appointments only. Fantastic views from the top.
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