The Voortrekker Monument is a massive granite structure that was built to commemorate the Great Trek of the Afrikaners that took place between 1835 and 1854 led by Piet Retief. It is located on the top of Monument Hill, which is visible from a number of locations in Pretoria.
At the centre of the monument is a red granite Cenotaph. An opening in the dome has been astronomically aligned such that at noon on the 16 December (the Day of the Covenant) the rays of the sun land upon the Cenotaph, lighting up the words, ""Ons vir jou, Suid-Afrika"".
In the Hall of Heroes a frieze consisting of 27 marble panels extends for 92m, depicts the major events of Great Trek.
The perimeter of the building is surrounded by a wall with a laager of 64 granite ox-wagons carved into the wall, which represent the wagon laager of Blood River, where the famous battle between the Afrikaners and the Zulus took place.
Ox wagon rides are available at the Voortrekker Monument. This will make a wonderful event for school groups, corporate functions, family reunions, or tourism groups. Contact Alwyn at 082 920 5413 for bookings and prices.
3.8km North East of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
Situated at the top of Muckleneuk Hill in Pretoria, at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjacent to a nature area, Legodimong Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious accommodation in a central location with spectacular views
4.4km North East of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
The Hotel 224 was established in 1987 and through the years it has become the leader in budget accommodation in Arcadia, offering the visitor exceptional service and quality at a fractional rate of other similar hotels
5.1km North East of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
Park Gables B&B offers elegant accommodation for up to 25 guests in Arcadia, Pretoria. Guests can relax in the enclosed private garden and receive visitors in our spacious lounge, where, in winter the crackling fire warms both body and soul.
We are nestled in the heart of Waterkloof, and cater for the solitary traveler as well as for a family of four. Peaceful and private, the Self Catering flatlets offer a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere aimed at making your stay a memorable one.
This new chalets built in 2009. the property is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday break in Pretoria. Close to the city centre, with a wide range of tourist attractions to keep you occupied throughout your stay.
6.2km South East of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
Enjoy superb accommodation and service. This exclusive Guest Lodge offers a unique combination of safety, central location and luxurious accommodation. A Lala Lodge offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation in tastefully decorated suites with ...
6.4km North East of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
Birdwood is the only 5 star accommodation within walking distance from the Gautrain Station in Hatfield, 30 Embassies and Loftus Stadium. Twenty five suites provide a homely comfort for our guests. All rooms have en - suite bathrooms, satellite...
Bloemhoek is situated in the beautiful treed suburb Clubview in the heart of Centurion. Bloemhoek is set in a lush green garden in a quiet area. Our guests enjoy tranquility and relaxation under the cosy gazebo with view over our beautiful garden...
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