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  • sunilt1960
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates794 contributions
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    The Voortrekker Monument is located on the southern side of Pretoria in South Africa. The granite structure is located on a hilltop, and and it is mentioned was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. It was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk.
    On 8 July 2011, the Voortrekker Monument was declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resource Agency.
    Construction started on 13 July 1937, on what later became known as Monument Hill. On 16 December 1938 the cornerstone was laid, by three descendants of some of the Voortrekker leaders. The monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1949 by Prime Minister D. F. Malan. The total construction cost of the monument is stated to be about £ 360,000, most of which was contributed by the South African government
    It is very well kept, a lot of effort has gone in to preserve the heritage and history of South Africa. There are several levels in the structure and some of them under ground.
    I went on a week day and there was not much crowd. From the monument at the top you are able to walk around and get views of Pretoria. There is a lift for those not able to walk the many steps. There is also a souvenir shop
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • BOFA BOY
    Bridge of Allan, UK1 366 contributions
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    Thought the whole experience was very good, although some of the exhibits could have done with more lighting to let people see more clearly what was on offer. The building itself is quite spectacular.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Thecatsmum4
    Kettering, UK2 614 contributions
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    Prepare to be impressed by the huge statue of Nelson Mandela standing with open arms, Just below the Union Buildings in the stunning gardens.

    Gets quite busy and there are the unusal "official photogrpahers" trying to sell their wares. But wait a while and the crowds clear so you have time to run up and get a snap at the feet of the great man.
    Written 15 April 2023
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  • Jean R
    London, UK54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Set in a spacious well-kept public park. Lovely for enjoying Pretoria's mostly good weather. Pity Huckleberry's food standard has dropped. But good for tea, cappuccino or soft drink.
    Written 11 August 2018
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