A visit to the Voortrekker Monument is an awe-inspiring experience.
This 43m high, granite monument, was inaugurated in 1949. The monument commemorates the pioneers of European descent called the Voortrekkers, who ventured into the interior of Southern Africa between the years 1834 and 1854 in search of freedom and independence.
The site combines elements of safety, hospitality and exceptional views in all directions, with unique architecture, South African art and cultural history. The Hall of Heroes houses 27 magnificent marble frieze panels, (sculptured from Italian Marble) thought to be the longest in the world. The Cenotaph Hall houses the cenotaph on which the sun shines through an oculus in the roof every year on 16 December.
The museum in the basement has exhibitions relevant to the time period. The Monument is situated within a nature reserve with a variety of game. The Monument and lush indigenous gardens are surrounded by a 2,7 meter high granite wall depicting 64 ox wagons symbolically protecting it from danger.
Markets, fairs and live music takes place throughout the year. We have a picnic site where you can braai. Hiking, biking and quad bike trails are also available.
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