The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in the Voortrekker Monument nature reserve. It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner. Today it is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top ten cultural historical visitor attractions in the country.
The Monument also manages the Erfenisstigting (Heritage Foundation) and various other monuments and cultural historical sites country-wide.
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you approach Pretoria. The impressive Voortrekker Monument was built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers), who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854. The architect was Gerard Moerdijk and it was his ideal to design a monument that would stand a thousand years to describe the history and the meaning of the Great Trek to its descendants.
Notwithstanding the size of the Monument, two other elements make it a site worth visiting: the Historical Frieze and the Cenotaph Hall.
Opening Hours (Monday to Sunday)
1 May - 31 Aug: 08:00-17:00
1 Sep - 30 April: 08:00-18:00