Visit Voortrekker Monument on your trip to Pretoria or.
The Voortrekker monument is one of the most visited heritage sites in Tshwane and one of the popular tourist attractions in South Africa. The 40metre tall granite monument is located on top of a hill overlooking Pretoria in the middle of the 240 hectare Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve.
The Voortrekker Monument commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner. It is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top cultural historical visitor attractions in the country.
The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa, was built in honor of the Voortrekkers —a group of Dutch settlers (or Afrikaners). The Voortrekkers left the British Cape Colony in the 1830s to found their own colonies in what is now South Africa. Their move is known as the Great Trek.
The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. On 8 July 2011 the Voortrekker Monument, designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk, was declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage.
The Voortrekker Monument was built in 1938 to symbolize the unity of the Afrikaner people, descended from those early pioneers who set out to settle the interior of South Africa, and establish a state in keeping with their religious views. The monument is a vast, imposing edifice, a huge brick Cenotaph surrounded by a wall bearing the frieze of 64 Great Trek wagons. These symbolize the 64.
This is a collection of essays by 12 distinguished academics who are top art historians, visual culture analysts, historians and educational leaders. They have teamed up to analyse the phenomenon of Afrikaner nationalism as this political movement or ideology found expression in visual images, public sculptures, architecture, cartoons, and the Voortrekker Monument.
South Africa. About the Voortrekker Monument. By. James Robertson. Download pdf version Download docx version. In response to the previous email which referred to Yah calling believers to assemble at the Voortrekker Monument I received two emails for a person on the list, the first stating that the Voortrekker Monument contained massive Masonic and therefore Satanic elements and that it was.