OUR STORY

CULTURAL HOME

The Voortrekker Monument is more than just a heritage conservation site. It is a cultural home for the Afrikaner. It is a beacon of hope that you can see from any direction of Pretoria. The Voortrekker Monument provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the Afrikaner’s story, from the Great Trek to the Anglo-Boer War and more. The monument tells a story of heroism, perseverance and a vision for the future so that we can be where we are today.

 Apart from history, the Voortrekker Monument is also a place of relaxation. It is the ideal place to have a picnic, walk, drink coffee and take part in adventure activities – in Afrikaans. The Voortrekker Monument welcomes families, friends and groups to enjoy an excursion on the monument’s grounds.

“THE VOORTREKKER MONUMENT IS YOUR PLACE, YOUR PEOPLE, YOUR HERITAGE, YOUR FUTURE, YOUR HOME.”

AWARDS

The Voortrekker Monument is very proud and grateful for the achievements over the years.

2008

VTM receives the Professional Management Review’s Diamond Arrow Award (1st place) as the most exciting historical heritage site or building in the Tshwane metropolitan area.

2009

  • VTM receives the Professional Management Review’s Diamond Arrow Award as the institution that does the most to help growth and development in the Tshwane metropolitan area.
  • VTM receives 1st place in the Tshwane Tourism Awards for the institution that makes the most contribution to the economic growth of the city.

2010

VTM receives the Professional Management Review’s Diamond Arrow Award (1st place) as the most exciting/interesting historical heritage site or building in the Tshwane metropolitan area.

2011

VTM receives the Professional Management Review’s Diamond Arrow Award (1st place) as the most exciting/interesting historical heritage site or building in the Tshwane metropolitan area.

2012

  • VTM receives the Professional Management Review’s Diamond Arrow Award (1st place) as the most exciting/interesting historical heritage site or building in the Tshwane metropolitan area.
  • VTM receives 1st place in the Tshwane Tourism Awards for the institution that makes the most contribution to the economic growth of the city.
  • VTM receives the Gold Award (1st place overall) at the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Show in Beijing.

2013

  • VTM receives the Professional Management Review’s Diamond Arrow Award (1st place) as the most exciting/interesting historical heritage site or building in the Tshwane metropolitan area.
  • VTM receives the Best Monument in Pretoria Award according to an opinion poll of the readers of the Record newspaper.

2014

  • VTM receives the Best Monument in Pretoria Award according to an opinion poll of the readers of the Record newspaper.
  • The overall winner of the Professional Management Review’s Leaders and Achievers section in the category: Businesses Contributing to the Economic Growth and Development of Tshwane.

2015

  • VTM receives the Best Monument in Pretoria Award according to an opinion poll of the readers of the Record newspaper.
  • VTM receives the overall first place in the Professional Management Review’s Leaders and Achievers section in the category: Exciting/Interesting Cultural/Historic Sites in Tshwane.

2016

  • VTM receives first in category: Monuments according to a reader survey of the Beeld newspaper.
  • The best place to take visitors, according to a reader survey of the Beeld newspaper.
  • VTM receives first place in Tripadvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards.

2017

VTM receives Platinum Award for Best Monument from 4 provinces according to Beeld newspaper reader selection.

2018

The best place to take suburban visitors, according to an opinion poll of the readers of the Record newspaper.

PHOTO GALLERY

Did you take a nice photo of the monument? Send it to belinda@kultuurtuiste.org.za

PHOTO GALLERY

Did you take a nice photo of the monument? Send it to belinda@kultuurtuiste.org.za