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"The Voortrekker Monument" South Africa Things to Do Tip by musti72

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  Voortrekker Monument
by musti72

The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, which does not appear very attractive to tourists, is a national icon for Afrikaans South Africans. Particularly on December 16, the anniversary of the battle at the Blood River, Afrikaners from all over the country stream to the Voortrekker Monument to commemorate the - in their view - most important event in the history of South Africa. The Building is constructed in such a way that just on that day at 12 noon a ray of sunlight falls onto the Shrine of Honour in the Heroes’ Hall. It bears the inscription: "Ons vir jou, Zuid Afrika!" (We for you, South Africa!).

Directions: Near Pretoria City Center

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  • Written Jun 20, 2003
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