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. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers (Afrikaans pioneers) who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854 and who brought their culture with them to the interior of Southern Africa.
The monument site also often plays host to events such as Park Acoustics, a music festival held the last Sunday of each month, which has seen local and international acts such as Dan Platansky, Matthew Mole, The Kongos, aKing, Shortstraw as well as various markets and fairs.
Visitors can either visit the heritage site, take a game drive through the nature reserve, have a picnic or do outdoor activities such as horse riding, bird watching, cycling, running and hiking trails.
Venue: The Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Rd, Pretoria
Time: 1 May to 31 Aug 8am to 5pm | 1 Sep to 30 Apr 8am to 6pm
Cost: R30 – R300
Tel: 012 326 6770
Facebook: Voortrekkermonument & natuurreservaat/nature reserve