Voortrekkers Monument

Never knew visiting a monument could be fun and enlightening not until when I got to the Voortrekkers monument. The Voortrekkers monument is located on a hilltop overlooking the entire city of Pretoria, South Africa. It’s a very beautiful building.

Voortrekkers monument
View from the hilltop

Was kind of lazy walking up the steps because it was on a hilltop but glad I summon the courage and strength too. The monument was built in honor of and dedicated to the Voortrekkers.
Entering into the monument, there were lots of interesting things inside the monument like the historical frieze, a  cenotaph and cross section of some leather covered books. On the outside, there are well-caved statues, nature reserve, a wall of remembrance, garden of remembrance and lots more.

Voortrekkers monument
Cenotaph
Voortrekkers monument
South window & Frieze

The entrance to the monument is through a black wrought iron gate with a spear motif. It’s called the Assegai spear. The gate leads to a big ‘laager’ consisting of 64 ox-wagons made out of decorative granite.

Voortrekkers monument
Wagon Laager Wall
Voortrekkers monument
Statue of Piet Retief ( South African Boer leader)
Voortrekkers monument
Nieces and Nephew in front of the Statue of a Voortrekker Woman

Here are some artifacts from inside the monument

Voortrekkers monument

Voortrekkers monument

Voortrekkers monument

Voortrekkers monument

Voortrekkers monument

The monument is a very good place to explore and learn about things and people that have contributed to South Africa history. It’s a must-see place when you visit Pretoria. I had a very good time and I’m sure you would too.

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