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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The views of Pretoria from the roof are well worth a visit. The lift goes to the roof so no need to climb the staircase! I feel the place falls a bit flat on involving tourists in the overall experien... more »
Ik vind het een lelijk gedrocht, maar je moet het bezoeken als je in Pretoria bent, al was het maar om meer te weten te komen over de geschiedenis van de Afrikaners ( Blanke Afrikanen ) more »I think it's an ugly monstrosity, but you have to visit it when you're in Pretoria, if only to find out more about the history of the Afrikaners (white Africans)
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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