A visit to the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
promotes and develops an understanding and appreciation of South Africa and its rich cultural heritage.
Our Educational Services
The programmes we present are outcomes based and target the Human and Social Sciences, Technology, Natural Science and Arts and Culture. Many of the programmes take place in the new Funda Discovery Centre.
- The Great Trek
- The Voortrekker Monument
- Fort Schanskop
- The Anglo Boer War
- Way of life of 19th century societies
The abovementioned programmes can be presented in the following languages: Afrikaans, English, Tshivenda, Tsonga, SeTswana and Sepedi
Groups of up to 250 can be accommodated.
May to August Monday to Sunday : 08H00 – 17H00
September to April: 08H00 – 18H00
Entrance vehicles: R100 per bus, R60 per minibus or motorcycle
Entrance to the Monument and Fort Schanskop: R60 per learner
Horse riding: 082 828 6323
Kiddies and birthday parties with a variety of traditional activities:
Tel: 012 326 6770
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS CAN BE COVERED IN OUR PROGRAMMES
The courses, history and significance of the Great Trek
- References are made to specific factors existing on the Eastern Frontier, the Great Trek [1836—1838] and the impact they had on the interior of Southern Africa.
The construction , symbolism and meaning of the Voortrekker Monument
- Background is given on the building process 1937–1949 , material that was used and the objects built into the Monument to signify symbolic values. Also the significance of the Monument to the Afrikaans-speaking section of South Africa.
The tangible culture of the Voortrekkers
- Objects are exhibited in the Cenotaph Hall and the museum which were used by the Voortrekkers during the Great Trek.
The essence of monuments and museums
The place of a monument and the importance of museums in preserving objects from the past.
Migrations in Southern Africa
- Reference is made to the different indigenous groups living in the interior settlement patterns and the loss of land as a result of Voortrekker land occupation.
- Explanation of the Voortrekker Monument as a tourist attraction.
- Reference to excavations of material and objects with Fort Schanskop as theme.
Aspects of the Anglo Boer War
- Fort Schanskop is used as point of departure to explain the British invasion of Pretoria in June,1900.
The role of Fort Schanskop during the War
- How the Fort was utilized by the British during the War, 1900–1902.
History / material culture of the Zulu
- The Zulu hut and objects that were used by the Zulu people are physically demonstrated and touched by visitors.