Winburg Voortrekker Monument

Winburg Voortrekker Monument

Winburg Voortrekker Monument
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Karduci
Bellville, South Africa87 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A piece of pioneering history that has died. A landmark of the town of Winburg that probable still only stands because the vandals don't want to spend hours with sledgehammer breaking down this concrete structure.

The fact that it has not been over run by illegal squatting is a miracle. (and testimonials to the gaurd that is somewhere on site)

We could not gain access to the locked gates.

The structure still looks impressive from afar.

The political unwillingness to preserve history that the deemed to be symbolic of occupation and land grabbing instead of pioneers who wanted freedom from colonial opression, just as much as the current generation and the local tribes who migrated from the North and East down to the South.
The town also host a site of terrible history of brittish expansionist who pursued oppressing the young pioneer nation and an old graveyard of the internment (concentration) camp's.

A town like Winburg should consider reviving its economy by looking after memorial sites like this, even if they politically don't agree.

The site might not generate a viable income but economic spin-off from visitors spending their money in town on accomodation, restaurants and curio shops, refueling and other related businesses can generate income and employment opportunities.

I found the local towns folk all friendly and helpful and they all just need a bit of a lift.

What happened to the decendents of these pioneers? Have they given up hope of preserving their history?
Written 29 May 2023
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shauns2111
South Africa1 152 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
From the road and entrance gate you can see what looks like an impressive monument. Unfortunately, that is where it stops. Locked gates prevent access now days, and no sign boards indicating times. Please authorities, fix up the place.
Written 24 March 2017
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ScottClanZA
Emalahleni, South Africa300 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This rare find off the main highway has been neglected for some time. It is in need of maintenance and a good clean up. There is a guard on site and the area is safe to visit.
Written 30 June 2024
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Pierre M
Edenvale, South Africa10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our experience was much more positive than some other reviews. The friendly gate guard allowed us entry even though it was after closing time. The grounds were well kept as was the impressive monument. The five upward sweeping columns symbolize the treks of Trichardt, Potgieter, Maritz, Retief and Uys.It is well worth a visit.
Written 29 April 2018
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Pippa M
Ascot, UK40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
This statuesque monument comemorating the 5 families who engaged in the Great Trek...Pretorius, Uys, Retief, Maritz, Potgieter.

We were lucky to gain entrance and be the only visitors on site. The monument sadly has been vandalised ...all the bronze plaques have been stolen... but the curved spires of the structure remain impressive.

If you are able to gain access it is well worth a visit as the design of the monument is impressive.
Written 4 July 2018
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claire k
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Dont waste your time to go there, read about it on a website! No toilets to use as they are locked and probably wrecked? The Museum is locked as well, no access! So neglected and left for anyone to take whatever they can to resell for a few Rands!
Glass bottles strewn all over the place and used condoms litter the surrounding area of the monument! What has happened to our beautiful country and historical monuments!
Written 2 October 2017
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DSLifestyle
Port Elizabeth, South Africa21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
This is a nice monument arcitecture is interesting and meaningfull but very neglected and vandalised. Ablution facilities is badly vandalised and un usable
Written 1 October 2017
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S6200VSguestg
Cape Town, South Africa21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Looks very impressive but gates were locked, no signs to indicate whether it is still open to the public or not
Written 4 August 2017
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Alan C
Cape Town Central, South Africa31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Facility seems to be closed to the public. Were met by a chained gate despite arriving there mid morning.

A pity. A town with a lot of history and this is the main connect to that...
Written 6 June 2017
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