Voortrekker Monument

Contact Details


The Voortrekker Monument and museum, situated in Pretoria, commemorates the Afrikaner pioneers who trekked from the Cape in the 1830s to escape British domination. Declared a National Heritage Site in 2011, the monument is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng, and one of the top 10 cultural historical visitor attractions in the country.

Don’t miss the Cenotaph, situated at the centre of the Cenotaph Hall, the main focus of the monument. It can be seen from the Hall of Heroes as well as from the dome at the top of the building. Through an opening in the dome, a ray of sunlight shines at 12pm on 16 December every year, falling onto the centre of the Cenotaph onto the words “Ons vir jou, Suid-Afrika” (We for Thee, South Africa). The ray is said to symbolise God’s blessing on the lives of the Voortrekkers, and commemorates the date of the Battle of Blood River. At the foot of the monument, you will find Anton van Wouw’s bronze sculpture of a woman and her 2 children, honouring the role women played in the life of the Voortrekkers.



Nearby Attractions

If you've gotten this far, you've clearly enjoyed reading about Voortrekker Monument! Why not make a holiday of it and check out our list of accommodation near Voortrekker Monument?
Nearby Accommodation Click to show accommodation options close to Voortrekker Monument

You may also be interested in browsing our selection of accommodation in Centurion or reading about Centurion

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

0860 022 102 | [email protected]