The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in a nature reserve. It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting.
The Monument was inaugurated in 1949. It was designed by architect Gerard Moerdijk. In the Hall of Heroes is the world’s longest historical marble frieze. A tapestry with more than three million stitches is housed in the Cenotaph Hall.
Today it is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top ten cultural historical visitor attractions in the country. It was the first site to be graded a National Heritage Site in Pretoria. The Monument also manages the Blood River Heritage Site.
Take a virtual tour of the Voortrekker Monument
Please take a moment during your tour to make a small donation (blue information points).
The Voortrekker Monument
Watch this video for a short introduction to the Voortrekker Monument and the exhibits inside
Canon at the Voortrekker Monument
View Canon Susanna being fired from Fort Schanskop, an Anglo-Boer War fort. This canon is fired every first Friday of the month at 12:00 promptly.
Garden of Remembrance
View our Garden of Remembrance, a place of rest for your loved ones.