Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

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.

FUNCTIONS & FACILITIES:
- Monument Restaurant: 120-180 guests
- Monument Restaurant Hall: 80-120 guests
- De Kroon (Fort Schanskop): 120 guests
- Chapel Services (Cenotaph Hall): 150 guests
- Tea Garden
- Sunday Buffet
- Fort Schanskop Lapa

Nearby Listings

Legodimong Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

3.8km North East of center 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

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Hotel 224

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Arcadia

4.4km North East of center 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

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B'Guest house

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Arcadia

5.0km North East of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Come and feel right at home in the rich ambience of this charming Guesthouse, situated in Arcadia at 751 Park Street, on the T-Junction with Beckett Street.

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Oorkant Loftus Self-Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria and Surrounds

5.1km North East of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Oorkant Loftus Self-catering flatlets in Pretoria East: Situated opposite Loftus Versfeld sport stadium, in Clydesdale the "village in the city",

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 495,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Waterkloof Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Waterkloof

5.5km East of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

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.

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Lerato Bush Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riviera

5.7km North of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

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.

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Bloemhoek B & B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Centurion

6.6km South of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

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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Josie's Boutique Guesthouse

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Centurion

6.7km South of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Josie's Boutique Guesthouse is a luxurious, stylish guesthouse located in Centurion, which will charm guests with a sense for finer and elegant living.

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Sleeps: 15 in 7 units/rooms

Wilger Self Catering Guesthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Centurion

7.2km South of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Wilger Self Catering Guest is situated in a quiet and tranquil tree lined suburb of Hennopspark, Centurion, Gauteng. There are 4 self catering units available.

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Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

Olive House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Centurion

7.3km South of center of Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Olive House a self catering 2bedroom apartment is situated in a lovely green garden, with swimming pool on property in Centurion Pretoria. It offers warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation for the tourist, families or business

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